Which out of all the techniques in the magazine has been your favourite so far? Hard to choose I know, but one that stood out for me was Helen Chiltern's "Into The Fold" from the March issue, a technique using your embossing folders as stamps!! How simple, but it opens up a whole new set of stamps, and if there are no letters or numbers on there, you can use both sides of the folder for this technique, doubling up the possibilities.
So I started off with the Cuttlebug cogs folder inked up with Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass, placed the card over the top and pressed it down to pick up the image, I then re-inked the folder with Mowed lawn and Salty Ocean, two slightly darker shades, and staggered the image to create a shaded effect with the cogs. The last folder I used on the top is Hessian form Crafters Companion inked up in Salty Ocean.
Helen stamped and cut out her images to go over the top, but I decided to stamp straight on to my background with a selection of Tim Holtz stamps using Archival Ink.
So check out your back copies of the Craft Stamper Magazine from this year so far and get stamping!! There's a fabulous prize up for grabs and the winner will have their work published in the magazine, how cool is that!! Please remember to link your projects directly to the blog and of course use some real stamping on there.
I am thrilled to be staying on the Craft Stamper DT for another six month term from September, and looking forward to working alongside my amazing team mates, and seeing all your fantastic artwork.