Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Back To Back Stamp Set reverses to create water-colored image with no extra work


  • Stampin' Up! Back To Back Blooms Stamp Set
  • Order from the January-June Mini Catalog until 30 June 2021
  • Order Expression In Color June Paper Pumpkin Kit now

While I wait for my new catalog order, I'm playing with stamps from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, which is still current.  I'm using the Back to Back Blooms set, which is a Reversible Stamp Set.  What does that mean?  It means that after you stamp an image, like the flowers, you pull the stamp from your clear block and turn it over, put it back on your clear block, ink it up, and use it to stamp a color onto the image you stamped previously.  I inked up the backside of my flowers with Misty Moonlight, stamped off twice and the third time I added the color to my flower images.  Magic! And fast!  Faster than coloring with Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers.   I used the new 7/8" Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon and some Misty Moonlight Ribbon to create the border on the right hand side of the page.  The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.     

Blue floral card using Back To Back Blooms Stamp Set

The basecard for this Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  Then a layer of Smoky Slate, and the image layer is Basic White.  
Floral handmade greeting card using Stampin' Up1 Back To Back Blooms Stamp Set

I created the boarder on the right side of the card using cardstock and ribbons.  First a layer of Misty Moonlight Cardstock, then a layer of Basic White, then a layer of 7/8" Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon, and finally a Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon.      

Handmade greeting card using Stampin' Up! Back To Back Blooms Stamp set

I stamped the flower images on Basic White Cardstock, then turned the Reversible stamps over and put them back on the clear block and used it to stamp the color inside each flowers.  I stamped-off twice before stamping the Misty Moonlight color onto the flower image.  I love that this technique gives a water-colored look, plus it doesn't stamp the color perfectly inside the image, giving the flowers a more artistic look.  I stamped the leaves in Smoky Slate before I glue my flowers into place.  Then I added a couple of 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  

Stamp Sets and embellishments used to create handmade greeting card

Reminder:  You'll be able to purchase from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog until 30 June 2021.  You'll have a great time finding ways to use the Back To Back Blooms Reversible Stamp Set.    Order from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.      


  • Stamps: Free As A Bird (Sentiment), Back To Back Blooms
  • Ink:  Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate
  • Paper:  Basic White, Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight
  • Accessories:  7/8" Smoky Slate Ribbon,  Misty Moonlight Ribbon, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these items, visit my online store

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Continue ordering from the January-June Mini Catalog until June 30 

Although the launch of the new 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is at the top of our minds, you can continue to order from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog for almost two more months -- until June 30.  That means some of your (and my) favorites are available for a full 6 months from the time they were introduced, giving us even more time to create with our favorites from this catalog. 

Where to download a copy of the Stampin' Up! January-June 2021 Mini Catalog

Expression In Color June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Dream and discover In Color!  With the Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you'll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In colors for 2021-2023 -- and you'll find a familiar shade from our 2020-2022 In Color selection  This month's ink-credible kit includes enough elements to create nine cards -- and coordinating enevelopes -- including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin' Spots!  And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway?  In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors.  We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog!  In each In Color collection, we'll offer ink, paper, marker, and more.  The catch?  They're only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can.

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020-2022 and 2021-2023 In Color collection.  .

Note:  Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.    Subscribe with me at paperpumpkin.com

About the June Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit 
  • Kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards --3 each of 3 designs -- and coordinating envelopes.  The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
  • Envelope size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month's kit features an exclusive stamp set.  But, this month's kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin' Spots!
  • Arrives in a cute, colorful, and collectible box
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (Item #155459)
  • Subscribe:  By 10 June 2021 at paperpumpkin.com
These all-inclusive kits are a great way to keep your stamp stash fresh with up-to-date themes, and a way to try new techniques for not a whole lot of money.

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD.  Click the subscription item you want to order, below, today, or included the subscription item number with your next order.  

Shop Paper Pumpkin, now!

The new annual catalog launched on 4 May, and you can now shop new products in my online store.  You can also download a free copy of the catalog here.    

Where to download the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Want a hard copy of the catalog?  Order a copy when you place your first order on 4 May 2021.  Add item 159315 | $4.00 USD for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  

  Download catalogs or visit my online store: 

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Donna Ross
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Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
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