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Paper Quilting 103

More exciting things to do with that paper quilted rectangle!  I am warning you right now that this is a very addictive technique.  My stamping group, The Wild Women of the West Stampers, have been paper quilting off and on for 6 months and there is no end in sight.  (Disclaimer – The only thing […]

Paper Quilting 102

If you have already made a paper-quilted rectangle from Paper Quilting 101 you are probably thinking, “Now what?”  Emboss it! Photo 1 shows a quilted rectangle in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used Provo Craft’s 5″ x 7″ embossing folder in my Wizard (Spellbinder) to create a totally different look to my “quilt.” Photo 2 […]

Scrap Confusion Reduction

I have all of these stacks of beautiful scrapbook paper.  Then I have all of these scraps tucked into the stack.  Pick up the stack and scraps scatter across the desk and floor.  Grrrrrrr!  Papercrafters, do not despair.  There is a solution. With the paper still in the stack, place the die on the paper […]

Inside and Outside Part 2

You have seen what you can do to provide an easy writable surface on the inside of a dark card base.  Now we are going a step further to what can be done to make the interior of your card match the exterior. In card front 1a you see a very simple elegant design.  On […]

Border Punches and Getting It Square

Measuring to correctly position border punches can be a long drawn out and frustrating process.  Here is a way to position those punches perfectly, and as a bonus, how to use a quilt ruler to square up a stamped image or phrase. Using a scrap of vellum that has a straight edges, punch with your […]

Inking Detailed Stamps

These stamps are also called art stamps and photo art stamps.  They are very highly detailed and are often taken from vintage photos or clip art.  It can be very frustrating to get the right amount of ink distributed evenly over the entire stamp. One of the problems is that the tiny crevasses can become […]

Why I use sponging

As you can see from the picture, sponging can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of a design.  I use a round sponge for most of my sponging because it doesn’t leave harsh edges.  One of the secrets to successful sponging of edges is to have a light touch. One of my favorite inks for […]

Why Can’t I Get The Same Results?

You have just been on Stamper’s Quest and saw the most beautiful card.  Now you are trying to reproduce that card using the directions and techniques listed.  It is just not working.  Don’t give up.  It’s may not be you, and there is hope.  There are a number of factors that can and frequently do […]

Burned Edges

by: Shelly Newkirk Burning the edges with ink is an easy way to get a very Vintage look.  I use two to four shades of brown ink with the final very outer edge of black ink.  The ink can be applied with a sponge or a square of Cut n Dry foam (Ranger).  With the Cut […]

Blending Solution Substitute

Blending solutions for alcohol inks can be very expensive.  Want a great inexpensive substitute to refill that blending solution bottle with?  It’s right there at your local pharmacy.  91% isopropyl alcohol can be found on the shelf right next to the 70% alcohol.  A 16 oz bottle costs between $2 to $4. I have used […]