Posted on September 24, 2020

What is YOUR Biggest Cardmaking Challenge Part 2

Customer Q & A

Yesterday I answered one of the questions I most often receive from my email newsletter community. If you missed it, you can read my post by clicking here.

Today I wanted to touch on another great question:

Which Stampin' Up! ink should I use?

You can use any of our Classic Ink Pads on our Whisper White/Very Vanilla or any of our colored cardstock. If you stamp one color of ink on the same color of cardstock, you'll achieve a “watermark” or “tone on tone” look.

If you are using a water pen, brush, or a Blender Pen, you would need to use StazOn Jet Black ink as it is waterproof and will not bleed when adding water to your image.

To color with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, you will want to use Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is a fade resistant dye ink. You would also use this ink when stamping images (such as sentiments or greetings) which do not need to be colored.

I use Stampin' Blends on Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock. You will want to be sure to put something like a piece of chipboard or the backing that comes in our DSP packages under your project when coloring with these markers. The Blends do bleed through and you don't want to ruin your stamping surface!

Hope my “what is your biggest cardmaking challenge part 2” helped you today.

To order Stampin' Blends or any other papercrafting supplies, please visit my online store.

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Posted on September 23, 2020

What is YOUR Biggest Cardmaking Challenge

Customer Q & A

Hey Stampers! Hope you all are having a great week.

I put this question to my email newsletter community a few weeks ago and I wanted to share one of the most common challenges.

I never know which kind of Stampin' Up! paper I should use; can you help me decide?

I wanted to share my answer in case this might be something about which you have been wondering.

Our “core” cardstock is Whisper White and Very Vanilla. It is the same weight as our other “colored” cardstock, but it is milled to an ultrasmooth finish. (our medium envelopes are also ultrasmooth).

This milling process makes the cardstock lighter and thinner in physical weight and helps it to take to the ink very well. This cardstock is also great for coloring or watercoloring with Stampin' Write markers, watercolor pencils, or classic ink pads. Another paper I recommend is our Fluid 100 watercolor paper (149612) or our Shimmery White (101910) when using a lot of water. There will be less “pilling”.

Our colored cardstock is also great for card bases, layers, and die-cutting. This cardstock coordinates with all of our core colors and our In Color collections.

Our thick Whisper White and/or Very Vanilla cardstock is great for making card bases, especially when adding layers, embellishments, and ribbon. This cardstock also works very well for creating tags, boxes and scrapbook pages.

Our Designer Series Paper (DSP) is our lightest paper. It is best used for layers, decorating boxes, lining/making envelopes and using for paper piecing techniques. It works great in punches to create flowers and other embellishments.

I hope this helps! Tomorrow I'll be answering another question:

Which kind of Stampin' Up! ink should I use?

If there's a question that you'd like to ask, or you have a particular cardmaking challenge with which I might be able to help, please post here or feel free to send me a private email.

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Posted on September 23, 2020

Early Bird Registration for Teach Me Techniques Month 4 Ends Tomorrow!

Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

If you've been wanting to step up your stamping game and learn some new techniques, my “Teach Me” series is for you!

Each month you will learn 3 new techniques and also receive written PDF instructions only available to class attendees. I share tips and tricks that will definitely help you!

You don't want to miss out on “early bird” registration. You'll save $10 off the regular price.

Click HERE to find out more and/or register.

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