Tuesday, October 07, 2008
This card goes out to Michelle, one of my Club gals who wanted to learn more about using background stamps, specifically the Canvas one.
The best tip I know for getting a fabulous impression with one of our large background stamps is two-fold:
1) Use a rubber brayer to ink up the background stamp. This applies a consistent amount of ink to the surface and avoids that "streaky" look that can happen when large stamps are inked up with a pad;
2) Keeping the stamp rubber-side up, carefully lay your cardstock over top of it. use a finger to hold it in place and run your brayer over the entire back of the cardstock. If you keep the paper from moving about, you'll get a perfect impression!
BTW, this set is called "Season of Friendship" from Stampin' Up!'s new Mini catalogue, and I'm just loving it to pieces! It's going to be my new all-season favourite and I plan on dedicating a whole class to it in January. Club members, full instructions are posted on the Club blog HERE.
Happy stamping, watch tomorrow for project #3 using dry-embossing.
p.s. Congratulations to my 3 newest members of the "Canadians, INK!" demonstrator team who joined this past week: Jennifer, Winnie and Beverly. Welcome to the family, gals :) There's still time to take advantage of the 4 different starter kit options.. sale ends October 11 so please let me know if you'd like more info. No matter where you live in Canada, I'm here to help!