Si­monne’s hints & tips

Fol­low Si­monne’s ex­pert ad­vice to per­fect this cre­ative tech­nique

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Stamping Knowhow -

Don’t han­dle the Ranger Inkssen­tials Spe­cialty Stamp­ing Pa­per with your fin­gers when you’re stamp­ing, as the oil from your fin­ger­tips will af­fect the way that the colour ad­heres when you ap­ply ink.

Ranger Inkssen­tials Spe­cialty Stamp­ing Pa­per has a very smooth sur­face so it’s easy for the inked stamps to slide slightly when stamp­ing over the top of the orig­i­nal im­ages. Try not to ap­ply too much pres­sure when stamp­ing and en­sure that you lift the stamp up cleanly, or use a stamp po­si­tion­ing tool.

Mini ink pads are per­fect for mak­ing striped back­grounds. Don’t worry if you are left with some white ar­eas after swip­ing your ink pads across the card, as this cre­ates a trendy faux wa­ter­colour look.

When stamp­ing out­lines and de­tails over the top of the orig­i­nal Ver­saMark solid im­ages, don’t fret about lin­ing them up per­fectly. Of­ten some mis­align­ment can give very at­trac­tive re­sults.

Use dark inks for dra­matic con­trast and lighter inks for a more sub­tle look when cre­at­ing pan­els. If you don’t have Ranger Inkssen­tials Spe­cialty Stamp­ing Pa­per, cre­ate a sim­i­lar look by heat em­boss­ing the stamped im­ages onto white card us­ing clear em­boss­ing pow­der and ink­ing over them. How­ever, you won’t be able to then stamp over the heat em­bossed im­ages with coloured ink.

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