Meet my Best Friend....the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Do you have a Stamp-a-ma-jig? No? You need one. This is probably the most essential stamping tool I have. (Big statement, huh!) I use it for almost every card, it make sure my sentiments are placed just right, and is non-negotiable for my Two Step Stampin' sets like the one in this card, Trendy Trees.

 


I saw Mary Ann McKay's card with this layout and thought it was very unique.

I started my card with an Orchid Opulence cardbase. I topped this with a layer of Old Olive and a sheet of Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, punching the corners of both with my Ticket Corner Punch. My Trendy Trees were stamped on three different Whisper White diamonds in Old Olive and Soft Suede. They were then mounted on more Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.

 


I stamped my sentiment from Great Friend in Rich Razzleberry on a slightly larger diamond. This large diamond was matted on Rich Razzleberry and then Orchid Opulence and Old Olive, skewing off to the side. I arranged them all in a diamond pattern and that finished it off. I really like the way this card turned out.

I would not have been able to make this card without my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I realize some people don't have one, or have one and don't know how to use it so I made this video tutorial to help explain. Once you get the hang of it, it is fast and easy and for myself, it improved the finished products of my stamping ten fold. Here is my tutorial, which you can also find on my new YouTube channel.

video

Don't forget, blog candy coming up this week to celebrate my one month Blog-o-versary!

Here's what I used:

Stamps
Trendy Trees 113258
Great Friend 113792

Ink
Soft Suede 115657
Old Olive 102277
Rich Razzleberry 115658

Paper
Whisper White 100730
Rich Razzleberry 115316
Orchid Opulence 100969
Old Olive 100702
Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper 115671

Etc
Ticket Corner Punch 107214
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Your website looks beautiful, I especially LOVE the detail in your pictures. That really brings your eyes to the details. keep up the great work! Jill

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Melissa, it's beautiful! Love the colors. And now I'm encouraged to dig out my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Off to watch your tutorial~

TrishG said...

I LOVE the layout of this with the extra layering and different colors of the sentiment. Great card

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