Today I am having a fun play with the Forever Lovely Stamp set from the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog. This stamp set is currently only available through June 2nd, so if you love it, get it now while you know it is available!
This set is Photopolymer and features two-step stamping. For those that may not be familiar with two-step stamping, it simply means that you will stamp part of the image with one stamp, and then stamp over the same image with another stamp. The first flower stamp in this set will stamp your outline, with the second being the “fill-in” and is often lighter than the outline stamp. This gives the crafter so much versatility and detail in their images. With the set being photopolymer, it is quite easy to line the second image back up over the first.
Tip: Our Stamparatus is a wonderful tool in accomplishing perfectly aligned two-step images.
This set also features the new product line called Distinctive Stamps. These type of stamps provide much more detail than traditional stamped images, and the details definitely show through!
Tip: When stamping with distinctive stamps, the amount of ink on your stamp will play a critical role in achieving beautiful images. If your pad is too juicy, the images will look like a solid mess, and no detail will show. If your pad is too dry, you will not get good coverage. For some, the best success has come with applying the ink to the stamp using a sponge dauber rather than inking directly to the stamp with my stamp pad.
Don’t you just love the sentiments in this set? The mixed-fonts just make them so much more lovely.
All the supplies I used are listed below. You can order them today by clicking on the images and adding them to your shopping cart. My store is ALWAYS open!
Thank You for looking!