Friday, July 3, 2015

Stamping 101

Making a handmade card is an expression of creativity; there are no wrong ways to make, create, stamp, and/or design a card.  The sky is the limit and your imagination can give you multiple ideas to create!

Many times I am asked "What do I need to get started?"  It's simple, really.  You need a stamp set, an ink pad, cardstock and glue.  Of course, you will also need a really awesome trimmer to cut your cardstock and I can't say enough glowing remarks about the Stampin' Up! trimmer!  But, I digress.

My best advice is to pick a stamp set that you love, that has images and greetings that inspire you to create with.  Sometimes picking two stamp sets works; one with images and another with greetings....or use WORK OF ART (in the image above) of my favorites from the catalog!!

Next, pick ink colors that YOU love; start with two colors to get started.  You can't go wrong picking a black or a brown for greetings and a color for the other stamped images.

The great thing with Stampin' Up! products is that their colors coordinate with all of their products.  It takes all of the guesswork out of matching.  The ink and the cardstock are the exact color; so stick with the color that you picked for your stamped images....and of course, pick Whisper White cardstock as a basic natural color.

Last, but not least, we need something to hold the project together: Glue!  Whether it is liquid glue, double sided tape, dimensionals, glue dots, or a tape runner.....this is a basic need to hold our projects together!

There you go...a basic "toolkit" (if you will) that will give you an A++ in Stamping 101    

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!
Kari Downing Reese

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