Thursday, December 31, 2009
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and my response
"Once the image is stamped on paper you can use anything to color in. Pencils are always a good choice cuz you dont have to worry about the ink bleeding and you can have fun blending colors. Some people use markers to actually color on the stamp (so for example you can have a pink flower with a green stem instead of a pink flower with pink stem)... there's a line called LePlume that I have one set of. That snowflake that's above Santa is the 1st time I used the marker to stamp. The image wasn't as crisp as I thought it would be but that's prob user error :)"
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Liquid paper glue- Zip Dry- something I haven't used but would like to try!
Liquid pen- Zig 2 way pen OR Mono Multi- good for small/tiny things. Adhere wet and it's a permanent hold; let it dry and adhere for repositional hold. *May need craft tweezers if you're working with tiny things. I use for quilling- and that's a whole nother explanation on a whole nother day!!! I love both for different reasons- Zig pen tip is more precise for finer stuff, Zig angle tip is super easy to use- no fuss, and Mono is just a really good hold with 2 tips in one.
Heavy duty- E6000- I use for gluing rhinestones on fabric or metal, etc...supper strong hold. Is flexible if you need it to be. I use a toothpick to apply.
Pop dots- EK Success- get them at wal-mart for $1.50.... craft stores sell them for $3! Watch out for the thickness (depending on how much you want the embellishment to come up off of the page. I think there are 2 thicknesses- the circles are 1/16" and the square ones are 1/8". Personally like the circles (thinner).
Dry adhesive runner- Kokuyo- Japanese product that's not selling in the US anymore. My scrapbook store orders it from Japan with the Japanese packaging. I think the thickness of the line is 3/8". If you look at it closely it's tiny thin strips of tape in a line- you may have to see it in person to understand.
Dry adhesive runner alternative #1- Glue Glider Pro- it's a smaller version of the professional tape runner. I have this one too- I need more practice with it cuz I feel awkward with it and I need to get the hang of giving it a "running start". What I do like is that it's a thinner width- 1/4" with the same tiny strips as Kokuyo. And they also have a runner that's tiny dots of glue so it essentially eliminates bits of tape hanging over the edge when applying to curved embellies.
You can change out the different types of cartridges-high tac, perma tac, repositionable.....as you go depending on what u need. You don't have to finish the cart before changing it.
Dry adhesive runner alternative #2- Scotch 3M ATG Gun- this is a professional tape runner that framers use. It's the biggest unit but I think it has super tacky tape- the most tacky of them all. I'm not there yet!!! haha!
**FYI- Robyn, The Pink Stamper uses Tombo MONO adhesive in her earlier posts before discovering the ATG gun- you can try that out since it's readily avail at any craft store.
ok I'm done for now.. these are the most used by me and other scrapbookers that I've seen. There are others like red tape (super sticky but just comes as a roll with no dispenser- oh, and also comes as sheets) and vellum tape (specific for vellum so the tape line disappears under the vellum), glue dots (super sticky) for flowers and buttons, and this scotch glue that I can't remember the name of that's a good complete coverage glue.
Let me know what you find and like!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
The cards come in a pack from DCWV and are glittered. Paper strips from My Mind's Eye. Tag die cuts are from AC Moore- comes in a pack of 30. Season's Greetings stamp by Inkadinkado, snowflake is rubber stamp from Michaels 2 years ago. Stamped the inside with sentiment as well.
The papers are from DCWV and I inked the edge of everything- gave it a really finished look. I stickled the happy birthday. Layered the ribbon with a strip of cardstock. The base of the card is shimmer cardstock from Recollections (from Michaels- my favorite cheap pack)and the inside insert is also inked in purple. Rubber stamp from local SB store.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
And here is the link to the video that started it all for me! Warning: Robyn's videos are addictive!!! You'll see that my cards are modeled after hers- I love that she has a formula that is pretty much fool-proof!