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.
Show your patriotic spirit with a July 4th celebration. Send out these red, white and blue invitations to let your friends know that you are having a party or picnic and would like them to join in the fun. Add some dimension to your invitations with some simple score lines and dimensional adhesive to make them stand out. Continue reading →