Thursday, July 19, 2012

Third Thursday Tools

I am sadly reaching the end of participating in another 


In class we are learning how to use 12 featured stamps.
Collage, Background, Floral, Border, Reverse, Stamp + Die Combo.
(just listed 6 - you will have to take the class to find out the rest)
5 different techniques each day using the same stamp.
Stretch your Stamps!

As I have been crafting cards from the class two tools
 have been so useful in stamping.
Stamp-a-ma-Jig by Inkadinkado and Fiskars Stamp Press!
Both tools give you the ability to position and visualize your layout when stamping!

First Stamping Tool - Stamp-a-ma-jig
Very simple to use:


 Line up the Stamp-a-ma-jig and the imaging sheet.
Ink and Stamp in the left corner on the imaging sheet.
Position where on your layout you want the image to be
 by moving the imaging sheet on your cardstock.


Once you have selected where you want to place the stamp,
line up the Stamp-a ma-jig with the imaging sheet.
Remove the imaging sheet, holding the Stamp-a-ma-jig and insert stamp.
Press on the stamp and you have the image in the right place!


I would use this tool by repeating a image or sentiment on a card.
The Stamp-a-ma-jig gives you the tool to position your stamp!

Second Stamping Tool: Fiskars Stamp Pad
The one that I use is the compact stamp pad.
It measures 3X5 inches of stamp area.
This tool is great at visualizing your layout.





The Fiskars Stamp Press gave me the ability to see where I wanted to stamp.
Very easy to use with 4 sponged corners when pressing down.
Stamps very evenly.

For my Granddaughter Daphne! She will enjoy adding more stamps!
Fiskars Stamp Press is great for using Alphabet letters.
Simply place the stamps on your cardstock.
(as you want the words to appear)
Place your stamp press on the stamps, press down and lift.
Ink the stamps on your stamp press.
Lastly stamp your word on your cardstock.
So... easy!

It is time to log on to Stretch your Stamps and start crafting!
Check back next week as I will post a few of the cards I crafted.

Imagination!
-Elaine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Flourishes Basic White Cardstock
Ink: New Memento Colors - Elderberry, Toffee Crunch, Elderberry
Stamps: Fleur d lisle - Paper Source, Gerber Daisy - Flourishes, Alphabet - American Craft


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