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One Stamp Heat Embossed Multiple Ways

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

When purchasing stamps to add to my collection, I am usually drawn to packages that contain sets–preferably images with corresponding sentiment options.  Every once in awhile though, there is that one single stamp that catches my eye.  Usually, it’s an intricate design or bold statement stamp that makes me want to take another look and consider a purchase.  I do like to make sure I have more than one idea for how to use it so I get the most for my purchase.  For today’s project, I chose a large red rubber stamp and brainstormed some ideas on how use it multiple ways.

This is the Flower Mandala Stamp from Ken Oliver.  It’s a bit larger than the front of a standard A2 size card, but there are many options for it’s use.

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Clean and Simple Thank You Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi from the blog Blue Scallop Creations.

You can never have too many thank you cards on hand.  Everyone likes to receive a hand written note showing that someone cares.  My project today, is a nice clean and simple thank you card that would be perfect for anyone.  I’ll be using just the Thank You sentiment from the Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die set and an embossing folder from Sizzix called Prism Geometrics.  I’ll be adding some masked framing using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.

To start, I cut out the Thank You die in white card stock and embossed some silver shimmer card stock using the embossing folder.  I cut the silver card stock down to a 2.75″ x 4″ panel using a rectangle die but you could use a paper trimmer as well.

I masked off a rectangle on the front of a piece of white card stock cut down to 4″x 5.25″ using Post-It tape.  I used my silver embossed panel as a guide to make a thin frame.   I basically want to have the look of two mats behind the dry embossed focal point without having all the bulk of extra paper.

After removing the embossed panel, I blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink over the masked off area.  I just got the edges since I would be adhering the silver embossed panel later.

 

To create a second mat around the first, I masked off a thin frame next to my original.  I did each edge of the rectangle separately, covering the inside edge of the original rectangle with Post-It tape and adding another piece of tape next to it leaving a space for ink blending.  I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink for this portion.

 

I adhered black foam to the back of the Thank You die cut with some Tombow Mono Liquid glue and then adhered that to my silver embossed panel.  I popped the entire panel up on the front of a 4.24″x 5.5″ vertical gray note card.

Clean and simple, yet packs a punch with the 3D embossed panel and the clean masked frame.  You could make multiples of these using different embossing folders or even different colored inks for the frames.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

Masked Florals for Mother’s Day

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi from the blog Blue Scallop Creations.

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.

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“Always Be Happy” Sending Special Thoughts Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Send happy thoughts to someone just to let them know you are thinking of them.  This tiled card is fun to make whether for a special day or just any day.  The simple design has added pop from the texture of the embossing folder and the multiple layers of squares which make it perfect for any thought you would like to send.

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Ask the Experts – Stamping & Embroidery

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

     

Q:  I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work.  What can I do to glitter stamped images?

A:  Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry.  It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.

 

     

Q:  I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.

A:  You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it.  Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.

 

Q:  I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image.  Is there an easier way?

A:  A stamp positioner will help you.  You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.

 

Q:  Even with using an Anti Static Pad, I still get areas where embossing powder sticks.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad.  Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.

 

Q:  I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing.  Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?

A:  These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look.  They come with everything you need to get you started.  They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.

Ask the Experts – Embossing

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q:  Can I use only the company’s dies that are the same brand as my die cut machine or can I use others?

A:  As long as you follow your instructions from the manufacturer of your die cut machine and the plate stacks that they recommend you will be able to use other dies in your machine.  Each type of die will require a different plate stack and some may require the purchase of specific plates so be sure to check first so you don’t cause damage to your machine.

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Winter Woodland Card – Using a Double Embossed Layering Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Would you like to make it look like it’s snowing over your first embossed image? Want to make a layered wood look?  This double embossing technique is a great way to achieve a layered look for any of your cards.

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