Tag Archives: Stamping

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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Ask the Experts – Washi Tape & Adhesive Remover

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q:  What can I do with Washi Tape?

A:  There are many things that can be done with it including adding stripes or other design to a card, using it for a border or even use it as a background.  It’s fun to play with it and create your own uses for it, too!

Q:  I need something to remove the adhesive from my project after I put it through my Xyron machine.  Is there anything I can use to make this job easy?

A:  An adhesive eraser is made just for that.  You use it just like a regular eraser, but when the edges will no longer work, you just cut that area off and it’s ready to use again.

Q:  I have a stamp on a wood block that is lose.  Is there any way to fasten it down again?

A:  You can use rubber cement on the back of the stamp to attach it back to the block.  It will not harm the stamp.

Q:  Do I need a specific sewing machine to sew on a card or layout?

A:  No, any sewing machine you choose will work.  Remember, though, if you also want to sew with it you will need to change the needle.  Paper can quickly dull a needle so be sure to have an extra on hand.

Q:   I want to add a message on my card, but I don’t want to stamp it and am not sure what else I can use.  Is there anything?

A:  There are many choices that you can use such as stickers, punches, stencils and rub-ons.  Also, remember that many patterned paper kits include letter stickers, as well as, patterned paper that letters and words can be cut from.

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.

Love Is In the Mail Valentine’s Day Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Valentine’s Day will be here soon and it’s time to start planning and creating those special cards for the loved ones on your list.  Send the love this year with this special little card with a big heart.

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A Winter Card Featuring the Grid Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Add some color and dimension to your backgrounds using the grid technique.  It’s a great way to make a main image stand out and a way to create a background that matches the theme of your card.  This winter themed card is a great way to show off this technique.

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How to Create a Background Using the Smack Down Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Here’s another great way to create a background for your cards.  The ink is built up from light to dark making each image “pop” off the paper.  It’s a good way to use those individual stamps or one main image.

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Holiday Wishes Diorama Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

  

This cute Diorama card is a fun way to send a last minute holiday wish or a “thank you” for a special gift.  Its simple message can be used in many ways and will bring a smile this holiday season.   Another great thing about this card design is that it can be used for all occasions year round so you’re not limited to just the holidays.  Change the paper and you have a great birthday card or baby announcement or anniversary card.  The possibilities are endless.

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