Video – Surprise Can with Easter Lamb

IMG_8299wmWho doesn’t love a surprise? Especially from a can that holds the mystery of how it was filled. Very ship-in-the-bottle-esque.

As the video shows below, you will need these three items to make these treasures:

can openerwmSafe Cut Can Opener
Walmart has them so I assume other big box stores do too.

Pull top cans with a bottom lid
Look for cans with a pull top as well as a bottom lid like the one pictured  below. I have the best luck finding them in the canned fruit aisle of my grocery store.  IMG_8261wm

Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects are a must-have too. See my video below to see why.

The ADORABLE stamp set used here is Easter Lamb. It’s a sweet stamp from our Occasions Catalog. For only $10, it’s a steal!

If you need the Stampin’ Up! supplies to make your own Surprise Cans, use my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to select your FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 of product that you purchase.

I would love for you to share your own Surprise Can creations on my Amy’s Inklings Facebook page!

Reverse Masking with Flowering Fields

IMG_8242aWow. I’ve sat here for a LONG time trying to come up with the words to describe masking and reverse masking for a novice stamper. It’s tough!

A mask covers a stamped image and protects it from getting marred by ink. A reverse mask covers the background leaving only the image exposed. Make sense? Likely not. See the video to follow. 🙂

Helpful Hint: When making a mask, use text weight paper, like copy paper, not cardstock.  Thinner paper allows the ink to come right up to the mask’s edge.

Isn’t it magic? It’s a thrill for me every time I remove the mask.

I would love to see what YOU can come up with. Try reverse masking and share a picture of it on my Facebook page here. And don’t forget to like my page.

If you would like to purchase any of these items, use my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to select your FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 of product that you purchase. If you need help with that, or if you would like a copy of our Sale-A-Bration catalogs,  reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings!