How To Do Two-Step Stamping Technique with Marigold Moments

Marigold moments cardOne of the lovely new two-step stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! January to April Mini Catalogue is Marigold Moments.  I love any stamp set that uses the Two-step Stamping Technique, as you can quickly create images that are coloured and look amazingly textured.  See all the products I used and a video at the end of this post.

Marigold Moments Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamp Set

How to Do the Two-Step Stamping Technique

  1. Stamp the more filled-in image, with a lighter colour, first.
  2. Stamp over top of the first image with the detailed image with a darker colour.  Using a photopolymer stamp set makes this super easy to see and line up. Hover over the first image so that you can see where to match up. I look for tips of flowers or edges of images or maybe one piece of a leaf that sticks out more than others.
  3. Some Stampin’ Up! stamp sets have multiple parts (more than two) to create the image.  For this Marigold Moments stamp set, the flower images have two pieces. And then the leaves images also have a bottom image and a really small extra piece to create a bit of an accent.

The colours I used on this card took some trial and error. I wanted to use purple as the main colour, because who says that marigolds are only yellow and orange?   I tried with some of Stampin’ Up!’s darker purple colours like Rich Razzleberry and Gorgeous Grape, but they were too dark to show the definition when I added the second stamp. You can see some of the colours I tried in the video below. I eventually decided to use Highland Heather and Night of Navy. I loved these two colours so much that I think I’ll use this colour combination again.

I paired it with two of my favourite “In Colors” colour combos:  Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen for the leaves.  Then I wanted a soft neutral for the flowers to sit on, so I picked Smoky Slate. And it turned out Smoky Slate matched very well with the new Adhesive Backed Milky Dots from Stampin’ Up!  I used the “white” dots as accent pieces, but I found they picked up the Smoky Slate colour perfectly.

adhesive back milky dots

Two of the background texture pieces are the embossed cardstock and the scallop edge Night of Navy cardstock.  I used the new Cane Weave 3D Folder (also from the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue) to emboss the Gray Granite background.  The folder has great texture (you can view it below).  The scalloped Night of Navy cardstock was die-cut using the matching Marigold Moments dies.  See the tip for how I made this in the video below).

The Ruffled Ribbon Treatment

I used a combination of Tear & Tape and my Take Your Pick Tool to create the lovely ruffles.

Check out the video below for a how-to.

I made this card and video for my team during a Christmas party.  See all my tips and tricks and behind the scenes on how I put this card together.

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