First, let me start with a big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in our first blog hop! We hope you all enjoyed all of the projects from our designers, I know I did! I can't wait to do it again next month! Congratulations to LORI APGAR for winning the $25 gift certificate to our online store. Lori please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to claim your prize.
You may have noticed that we are on a different blog schedule this week. We have decided to shake things up in the new year and add some new blog days. Today we have our first Tutorial Tuesday! I have been excited to add this new feature and have been giving a lot of thought to what I might possibly show you. Unfortunately, my family has passed around the flu since the day after Christmas. Yes, that's right...we have had the flu germs in my house for TWO WEEKS! I was the last to catch it and I still feel a bit dopey, so please bear with me! I have decided to keep it simple today and show you how to use one of my favorite stamp lines from our collection.
Our clear border stamp sets come with a solid and an outline. The two stamps are meant to compliment each other and work with each other, but not meant as a perfect match up. They are supposed to be slightly off, which if you stamp like I do, this is perfect! ;)
Let me show you how easy they are to use. I am going to stamp the Double Dot Border across a shipping tag. I am starting with some distress ink pads, a tag, a mini mister spray bottle, and a non stick craft sheet.
Rub the ink pad directly on the craft sheet, spray with water, and swipe the tag across the craft sheet.
Double Dot Border first. ***Please look at my stamp! See how "dirty" it is? I view rubber stamps as a TOOL to be used! I sometimes read about folks who think you should only use certain inks with clear stamps and how delicate they are...NOT! I was super picky when having our clear stamps made. They are tough, durable, and fantastic tools! I have used my stamps with every kind of ink, gesso, acrylic paints...you name it. They always stamp beautifully and clean up fine with soap and water. We WANT you to USE our stamps! Don't be afraid! When they are "dirty" it just means they are being used.***
For a finishing touch, I inked the edges of the tag with the same color as the outline.
Now it's ready for a focal image! Wouldn't this be great in your art journal, or greeting card, or scrapbook page layout, or....
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