Back to Basics: Masking Technique, Multi-Colored Ink Blending and Glitter!

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Welcome to the second day of our Back to School celebration!  We are going back to the basics with a series of videos that are great for beginning stampers, stampers that want to keep it simple, or stampers that would like to take their stamping with them.

The bare bones supplies you need are ink, stamps and cardstock.  I recommend versatile stamp sets like Spot On, For Everything and Amazing Floral.  With these three stamp sets, you've got many holidays covered, you have border stamps, image stamps, flowers, great sentiments and a slew of images to build backgrounds as well as focal points.

In addition to the Back to Basics video series, we're also having a little sale in the shop.  You can grab those basic supplies you don't own yet and stock up on some that you need multiples of!  

Click here to view the sale items.

In this video tutorial we're going to add some pizzazz to your card making with ink layering or multi-colored ink blending, masking and adding glitter.  

View how easy it is in this video tutorial:

Masking Technique:  stamp your image, then cut around it close to the stamped image or even right inside the stamped line to create your mask.  Sdd 2 Way Glue to the back of the cut out image, let it dry and it becomes a repositionable adhesive perfect for the Masking Technique!

Multi-colored stamped images:  ink part of your stamp with one color, ink another part of  your stamp with another color and use an ink blending tool to soften where the colors meet for a gradient look.

Glitter Accents:  I remember the first time I saw glitter on a hand made card like this.  I just stared and stared and thought, “WOW!  How do you DO that?”   I was super impressed!  I was even more impressed when I learned how easy this is to do.  Apply 2 Way Glue wherever you would like a little glitz and glam, pour Glass Slipper Glitter (a clear, sparkly glitter) over it and tap off.  That's it!

I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial!  All products are linked below.

I'll see you tomorrow with another Back to the Basics video!

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