Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Mountain Air Meets the Annual Catalogue

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Mountain Air Meets the Annual Catalogue


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Mountain Air is a Stamp Set with a difference from The Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalogue …

Welcome to my blog on this second Sunday of February 2020.

Today I am hopping with the Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. This month our theme is a little bit different …. a stamp set from the Mini Catalogue meets the Annual Catalogue. I am featuring a stamp set from the Mini Catalogue (page 52) which has a little bit of a different feel to normal. It is a “reversible” photopolymer stamp set, a new type of stamp from Stampin’ Up! You can stamp using both sides of the stamp. The reverse solid side creates a shadow effect.

Mountain Air Reversibles Stamp Set …

This stamp set does come bundled with the Majestic Mountain Dies, which are fabulous to use with this stamp set, and I highly recommend you purchase both at the 10% discounted bundle pricing. But today, I am just focussing on the Stamp Set, mixing it up with products from the Annual Catalogue.

Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters

For this hop, I am featuring the “Beginner, Casual and Avid” samples. If you are familiar with Stampin’ Up! you will have seen these terms used quite a bit this year.

A beginner crafter is someone who is new to stamping, and will be looking to create with just inks, stamps and paper.

A casual crafter is someone who thinks that this papercrafting lark is pretty good and is keen to move beyond the basic supplies, maybe get a punch or two … or even invest in a diecutting machine.

An avid crafter is feeling the passion, knows that getting into the craft room is an inexpensive form of therapy, and is accumulating lots of “things”. Of course, she wants to use them all and doesn’t blink an eye at taking an hour to make a card! 😉

Mountain Air Beginner Casual Avid

Which type of crafter are you?

Beginner Project

My beginner project is very simple and uses basic supplies. It is truly Simple Stamping using Stamps, Inks and Cardstock …. and takes advantage of the “reversible” feature of the Mountain Air stamp set.

Mountain Air Beginner Card

Directions Beginner Card …

  • “Stamp off” the reverse solid mountains with Blushing Bride Ink onto scrap paper twice and then stamp onto card. Re-ink the stamp and “stamp off” once only before stamping the second row of mountains. This is called “generation stamping”.
  • “Stamp off” the reverse side of the line of trees with Night of Navy ink onto scrap paper twice and then stamp onto the card.
  • Ink up the detailed side of the line of trees with Night of Navy ink and stamp onto the card front.
  • Stamp the greeting from Friend Like You stamp set to the bottom right of card front (or use any greeting stamp in your stash).

This card uses minimal products:- Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp set (Mini Catalogue), Friend Like You Stamp Set (Annual Catalogue), two inks (Blushing Bride and Night of Navy), one cardstock (Whisper White Thick). And guess what … no adhesives!!!

Casual Project

The Casual project adds just additional cardstock, a sponge and some adhesives. Adding a layer with a matt and some background stamping steps up this project.

Mountain Air Casual Project

Directions Casual Card …

  • Create the three layers of mountains using Blushing Bride ink and the generation stamping method as per the Beginner card.
  • Add two shadow layers of trees with Night of Navy ink and, then stamp the detailed row of trees using the second generation stamping method.
  • Stamp the larger trees with Night of Navy ink at full strength.
  • Stamp the greeting (from Friend Like You Stamp Set) with Night of Navy ink.
  • Create a matt for the stamped panel from Night of Navy cardstock, sponge around the edges with Night of Navy ink to create a darker shade, which will stand out against the Night of Navy background. Adhere the stamped panel to the sponged matt.
  • Stamp the detailed mountains repeatedly across the front of folded Night of Navy Card with Night of Navy ink.
  • Layer the stamped panel onto card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Look how wonderfully those detailed mountains mesh together once stamped enmasse!

Avid Project

My project for the over the top Avid Stamper takes just a little more time, and includes die cuts and sponging.

Mountain Air Avid Card

Directions Avid Card …

  • Create the mountain scene in the same way as for the Casual Card.
  • Sponge Blushing Bride ink in a strip underneath the scene, then sponge Night of Navy ink on either side.
  • Die cut the reed die from Friendly Silhouettes Dies from Night of Navy Cardstock, leaving a large area at the bottom. Heat emboss greeting from Friend Like You stamp set with White Embossing Powder into the bottom section of the die cut piece. Use a Blender Pen to colour the reed tops with Night of Navy ink.
  • Adhere the embossed cut onto the stamped panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Adhere stamped piece onto a Blushing Bride cardstock matt layer. Wrap Blushing Bride coloured Baker’s Twine around the layers and tie in a bow. **See note.
  • Die cut the reed die again from Night of Navy cardstock, leaving a very large area underneath. Adhere onto card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that the reeds will line up with the reeds on the stamped panel. Trim off any excess. Sponge light over the die cut pieces with Night of Navy ink to highlight the reeds.
  • Adhere the stamped layers to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Mountain Air Avid Card.

The Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine … any white ribbon or twine is a must have in your crafting stash. I have coloured up Whisper White Baker’s Twine with Blushing Bride Ink Refill and some Rubbing Alcohol. I simply mixed up a couple of drops of ink refill and a little splash of rubbing alcohol (sounds like a cocktail, doens’t it?). Then drop the White Baker’s Twine into the mix and give it a good swizzle. Allow to dry and you have a perfectly matching Baker’s Twine for your project.

The Stamping Sunday Design Team…

I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team members use with their selected Mini Catalogue stamp sets. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.


Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle

The Stamping Sunday teams create a tutorial bundle each month. This month the tutorial projects feature projects and techniques using Stampin’ Up!® Stampin’ Blends. All projects use current Stampin’ Up! products. Five fantastic, detailed tutorials with step by step pictorial instructions. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle – February 2020
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