Ask the Experts: Stamp, Cut, Score

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner


Q:I’m new to crafting and was wondering if I could use watercolor pencils on my cards.

A:  Yes, watercolor pencils are great to add color to your stamped images.  Be sure to use a watercolor paper when you stamp, as well as, an ink so that the ink will not bleed and ruin your work.


Q: What is a resist technique and what is used to do it?

A: Resist is a technique where a stamp is used to place an image on a piece of cardstock using Versamark ink and then another dye ink is added over the top. The dye does not adhere to the stamped image thus creating an area that the stamp shows through the dye ink.


Q: Is there a way to score a diagonal line on a scoring board?

A:  Yes, take your scoring board before the next time you use it and use a permanent fine tipped marker to darken the groove of each inch mark.  When you have a project that calls for a diagonal line, line up the score marks on the paper that you are scoring with one of the grooves on the scoring board.  The marks will line up at the top and bottom on that groove and create an easy line to score.


Q: I need to make waves of water for a card that I’m creating.  How can I do that?

A:  Use an oval punch at an angle to create the waves.  As you move across the paper keep the same angle as you make each punch.


Q: What should I use to cut glittered cardstock?

A:  A guillotine cutter is the best way to cut the paper. The blade runs the length of the handle and won’t dull as easily when cutting this type of paper.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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