We have the ombre look in so many things right now. We have it in ink pads, paper, tape and more. Now you can have it in the backgrounds you make for your cards and scrapbook pages. It’s fun to make and it’s easy!
Q: I’m new to card making and I’ve seen cards that have layers to them, but mine always turn out flat. How can I change that?
A: Try adding some 3-d adhesive behind some of the layers or even all of them. For example, if you have a card with butterflies on it, add a 3-d adhesive onto the back of each butterfly to give it the effect that it’s flying. If you have a card, that has a die cut sentiment on it, add a piece of adhesive to it to make it stand out.
There are some really fun techniques for stamping out there, but by far, my favorite is masking. I love that you can have the look of depth and volume on the front of a card, but still have it lie flat for easy mailing. For my project today, I’ll be doing a simple masking technique using a floral stamp from Hampton Art’s Clear Layer Flower Amaze.
A: No. You can use many brands of dies in your machine. The key to each die is the stacked plates also known as the sandwich for each die type that you use. You can check your machines instructions for more information on the sandwich for different die types.
Q: I can’t get my tape runner to add any tape. Is there something wrong with it?
A: If it’s a new runner and you know it’s not empty, first check that you are holding it correctly so the end that has the tape is down on the paper. It’s easy to grab them and have them upside down. Next, check to make sure there is tape on that area of the roller. Sometimes used tape runners will have an open spot where there is no tape.
Create this stunning card with just a few simple steps. Its elegant design makes it great for any occasion from birthday to anniversary and everywhere in between. This design is one that you will love so much that you will look for reasons to use it!
Q: I love the look of shading in many of the cards I see, but I’m not good at coloring stamped images. Is there a way to get that look without coloring?
A: The new Spellbinders 3-D stamps will give you just the look you are wanting. These stamps have the shaded areas already done for you so that all you have to do is ink it and stamp the image on your paper.