Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring is in the air....

Stampin' Up is giving us a peek at one of the products that will be available in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog which starts June 1st.  

You can buy the "A Round Array" Stamp Set in a bundle with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (from the Spring Catalog) at a 15% discount, or just order the set alone if you already have the punch.

For now the stamp set is being offered only in clear, but will also be available in wood when the catalog goes live.

Item numbers:
For the bundle which includes the punch -
Spring Surprise Bundle #133899 (clear ) - $23.95 - English
Bundle in Spanish #133897, French is #133898

Stamp Set only:
A Round Array Stamp Set #129090 (clear) - 14.95 - English
Spanish Set is #131682 and French Set is #131616
To place an order click  HERE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stamping Off!!

I like to try different techniques when stamping.. One of  my favorite techniques is called "Stamping Off".
This Technique is a great way to get several shades of color from one ink pad.
It is also a great way to show motion ,such as a ball moving through the air.

Here is how to do it.

Ink a Stamp using any color ink pad

Stamp the image

Re-stamp the image one or more times without re-inking it.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stampin' Up! 25th Annivesary Collector's Set: Best of Flowers

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image! 
Some things to remember:
All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
All of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Click the links to see the other sets - still available for purchase.
January - Best of Birthdays
February -Best Of Love
March - Best Of Flowers

Thanks for stopping by. www.Hermyacosta.stampinup.net

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Faux Metal


 Cut card stock to desired size 

stamp a VersaMark pad over the entire piece. 
Sprinkle Gold  Stampin' Emboss powder over card stock piece.

Heat powder using heat tool. 

Sprinkle on additional powder while the image is still hot
 Repeat at least three times.

 To create image

 ink your stamp with VersaMark ink (to avoid sticking)
  press into warm layers of embossing powder.

Have your inked stamp ready to use immediately
 after the last time you heat the powder
If you wait too long, 
the embossing will harden to the point
 that you won't be able to create an impression with your stamp
 (if this does happen, simply reheat the card stock piece.)

Stampin Up Cardstock Whisper White        item #100730
Versa Mark                                                item #102283
Stampin Emboss Powder                            item # 109129  Gold
Heat Tool                                                   item #  129053
Stamp of your choice

You can order these products on my webstite   click link on side bar or go to