Back to Basics: Second Generation Stamping, Masking Techique and Glitter

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Welcome to the third day in our Back to Basics Series!  If you missed the first videos, click here for day 1, click here for day 2.

In this video, we'll look at using basic stamping supplies to make an “I Miss You” card and cards offering encouragement.  Remember, you can use these techniques and card layouts to inspire just about any sort of card that you want to make!

Second Generation Stamping:  ink your stamp, then stamp it multiple times before re-inking to get multiple shades of the same color.  This technique is a great way to get more mileage out of your ink pads.  I used this technique on both cards.

Use the Direct to Paper technique to create your own perfectly matching cardstock for your stamped images.

Use the back of your stamps for an “outline” to then stamp on top of.  This won't work with every stamp, but give your stamps a look and think outside the box.  Let me know what you come up with!

The Masking Technique is a great way to add dimension to your cards without a lot of layering.  I love to use simple printer paper with 2 Way glue on the back.  Be sure to let it dry so it's a repositionable adhesive and you'll have great results.

GLITTER!  I'm a glitter lover and I adore using my fine-tip 2 Way Glue Pen to add sparkle and shine to my projects with the Glass Slipper Glitter.

Layers:  When I cut cardstock, I cut each layer 1/4″ smaller than the layer before.

  • Cardstock Base- 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
  • First Layer – 5-1/4 x 4
  • Next Layer – 5 x 3-3/4

Sometimes I get a bit crazy and put another teensy tiny layer between the base and the first layer…this gets a bit mathy, so let's just say is 1/8″ smaller than 5-1/2 x 4-1/4.

Or you can say it's 1/8″ bigger than 5-1/4 x 4.

I hope you're enjoying this video series!  I have two more videos coming your way…tomorrow's video is long and I make three cards, so be sure to grab a cuppa before coming to visit me.  😉 

In the meantime, click any of these links to head over to the shop and add some new goodies to your stash.  Have a GREAT day!

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