Using your Stamparatus for the first time requires a bit of thought. In fact, I’ve put it off for over a month. Don’t do that. It’s not that hard!
Check this video out first: (If the video doesn’t appear [because I can’t see it in my preview], please click here.)
TIP: A very important thing to do before you attempt to stamp anything is to put some Washi Tape around each magnet! If you don’t, you’ll wish you had. Feel free to ask me how I know!
Following are the steps I used for the card I shared with you yesterday, the Country Home thank you card.
Before adding your card stock, position your images on various plates, setting them up so they’ll be perfect for making your final card. I cut pieces of scrap paper to the size of my card and placed them, one by one, onto the Stamparatus. It will take several tries to get them just where they belong.
And again, here’s the finished card:
Have you noticed that I don’t fill in every bit of space inside the lines of an image when using the Stampin’ Blends? This intentional white space is visible on the artichoke, the pink (or green) petals, the brown stems, the milk pail and the ‘metal’ tag.
I hope this gives you at least a hint of how to set up your Stamparatus to achieve a wonderful final card. Setting your images on this or that side of the clear plate is the most challenging part but then follows the fun! Using your Stamparatus for the first time is a learning experience but oh so worth it.