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Compass Points (Terms)

To help you understand what we are talking about, here you will find definitions of words and descriptions of techniques we use in the projects found on the Stamper's Quest Magazine website.

How Our Projects are Rated:

The Discoverer - Ah, the thrill of discovery! These projects are designed to be simple enough for stampers just learning about this art form, while still appealing to those who have been stamping for a long time. These projects have fewer steps and fewer supplies than more advanced projects.

The Adventurer - Discovery leads to stepping out from the comfort of the familiar to parts unknown. The Adventurer projects help stampers to learn new techniques and expand on all the wonderful things they've discovered along the way.

The Inventor -Discovery and Adventure often lead to Invention. The Inventor projects are the most complex ideas and techniques SQ offers. Complex doesn't mean overwhelming, and the Inventor ideas are sure to be fun, interesting, and new.

What Do Those Words Mean?

Masking: Masking is a technique where parts of a project are covered while progress continues on the uncovered portion. (January 2009)

Direct-to-Paper: Direct-to-Paper (DTP) is taking the ind pad itself directly to the project, adding color without any other tools.

Embossing: Embossing is creating a raised surface on a project. There are two primary ways to emboss: heat embossing (using a sticky ink and special embossing powder melted with a heat tool,) and dry embossing (using a stylus and pattern to create the raised portions by hand.)

Card front: refers to the cover of the card. Usually this term refers to creating the cover first and then attaching it to the folded card.

Card sizing:  There are a few common sizes for folded note cards (measurements are for the card folded):

A2: 4.25" x 5.5"
A6: 4.5" x 6.25"
A7: 5"x 7"
A8: 5.25" x 7.875
: 5.5" x 8.5"
A10: 5.57" x 9.25"