Stamparatus Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the official Stampin’ Up Stamparatus Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably seen me use the Stamparatus quite a bit. Since receiving it, it’s became a staple in almost every project I make!

I decided to show you my favorite use for the Stamparatus- Background stamps! The Stamparatus makes stamping with these large stamps so easy! You can rein and stamp it several times to create a dark solid image. In my project today, I not only stamped it in black, but also in Versamark to create a “sheen” across the whole image.

Because I was using the motorcycle as my focal point, I wanted a background that coordinates. I thought the marbled background could give us the look of oil you might see on the floor of a garage! Below is the photo I used for inspiration. 
Unfortunately, I just could not capture the shiny texture with my camera. But, you’ll be able to see it better int he video hopefully. 
I love to use the Stamparatus for background stamps, but as you’ve seen in this hop, there are many other ways to use this amazing tool. I also used it to create movement with my motorcycle and to stamp my sentiment. 

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This is a great “dude” card and is a great project to try out several different uses of your Stamparatus. I hope you enjoyed it and will give it a try! 
If you’d like to see more posts I’ve created using the Stamparatus, you click here and scroll through all of them (this post will be the first post that comes up.) You can also check out Stampin’ Up’s Pinterest Page with some great Stamparatus videos and projects. Remember, this tool won’t be available until June 1st! I highly recommend you put it on your first new catalog order that day! 
Alright, it’s time for you to hop along to the next wonderful Demonstrator who happens to be Jacque Williams! 

Here is the official Blog Roll of all those participating in this blog hop:

Allison Okamitsu
Anja Luft
Aude Barbara

Dena Rekow
Erica Cerwin (You are here!)
Jacque Williams
Jose Hoogeveen

Products used in this project:

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16 thoughts on “Stamparatus Blog Hop”

  1. YES! That is such a smart way to use the Stamparatus. I love this card – the swirly background, the faded motorbike… there is so much movement in this card! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  2. I really was wowed by how you got your "oil slick" look, Erica. Amazing card! I own this set and need to pull it out now that I am re-inspired.

  3. I'm a fan of this technique ! it's just a great idea and your card is beautiful.

    thank you for sharing with us

    Aude (from France) 🙂

  4. Like the card very much. Loving this background stamp too and kind of forgot the stamparatus will be indeed a BIG help getting it stamped. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from the Netherlands.

  5. LOVE the oil slick look! What a great technique to use with this totally male stamp set. You are just so darn clever Erica xxx

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