I bet you’ve heard the term, but have you ever wondered “What is hinge step stamping?” I’m going to give you all the details in my new Crafty Questions feature! Video answers to your paper crafting questions!
Maybe you’ve seen cards like this one with lots of the same word repeating? It’s a great way to draw attention to your message!
And it’s actually fairly simple to achieve with your Stamparatus.
It’s even better when you get a close-up!
You can really see how the different ink darknesses draw attention to the sentiment. Plus the two step stamped and die cut flower really pops against the background.
If you’ve tried this technique with your acrylic blocks and stamps, you may know that sometimes it’s a bit challenging to get the words exactly straight.
So let me show you how to make it easy in my quick Crafty Question video.
What is Hinge Step Stamping?
Click the triangle to find out how to do this at home with your Stamparatus stamp positioner.
My flower congrats card has 9 stamped greetings. Click to see this slimline card with only three.
What Other Features Make This Card Sing?
- A dry embossed background makes you want to reach out and touch! This one showcases the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder which is a fabulous and inexpensive addition to your paper crafting tool kit.
- An off-centred matting layer. Make any card just a bit more “artsy” by tilting the cardstock matting a bit to the left or right. To allow everything else to look centred, place your main image centred and straight on top.
- Subtle colouring. Use our super blending brushes to add a bit of colour AFTER you emboss the background. The colour will creep into the crevices and bumps for even more dimension.
- A 3D flower. My flower was stamped separately on Basic White cardstock, cropped with the Floral Gallery dies and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a 3 D look.
- Irresistable Shine. The gilded leafing flower centre makes this card even more stunning. Some Versamark, heat’n stick embossing powder and gilded leafing embellishment make it quick to add elements like this to all your cards. See how easy it is to add it to your designs here.
Have You Got a Crafty Question?
I’d love to give a crack at answering any of your paper crafting questions. Feel free to send me an email at [email protected]!
See You Next Time
Did you get a chance to take a peek at the video? Thanks for watching!
I’m going to leave you with one final peek at this pretty card. I love this technique!
I hope you grabbed a tip or two to start creating beautiful designs with your rubber stamps, stamparatus and some ink. And you’ll be able to look like a star when your friends ask and you know the answer to: What is hinge step stamping?