By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Q: I’ve lost my embossing tool that came with my scoring board and can’t find a replacement. What can I do about that?
A: You can use a stylus as a replacement. Just make sure that the ball end of the tool fits into the grooves of your scoring board.
Q: The paper I’m using is too thin for my project, but I really want to use it. Is there a way to take care of that?
A: Adhere the paper to a piece of card stock using either a tape runner or glue that has been placed on the card stock and then spread out using a paint brush. Keep in mind some papers will bubble and wrinkle with the glue method.
Q: Even though I have it taped down, the paper moves while I’m using a circle cutter. What can I do to stop this?
A: A glass mat is best to use with a circle cutter or any time that you are using a blade to cut paper. The mat allows the blade to move freely across it.
Q: How do you cut heavier weight chipboard?
A: A Guillotine cutter is your best choice for this. It has a heavier blade that will move easily through the thicker pieces.
Q: I do scrapbooking, but want to add stamped images to my pages. What should I use for ink?
A: Any new ink pad is a good choice to use. Make sure that it is Acid Free and Archival Safe which most inks now days are both. Keep in mind that some inks are for porous surfaces so they are not a good choice for paper. Also, note that some inks have different drying times so you will want to make sure it is dry, before adding it to your page and others are better for certain techniques such as embossing.