One of my favorite sites is Stamp TV with Gina K. for she has a video for lots of fantastic techniques you would like to learn! Her stamps lines are so versatile and they stamp gorgeously on all kinds of paper and what I like the best is they come already pre-cut on cling cushion that you can use on acrylic stamping blocks. She has her own line of paper. The Pure Luxury 120lb Heavy Base Weight Card Stock is great to use for the base of your cards or projects. It is thick but bends without the paper becoming jagged and tearing along the edge.
I purchased the Natures Greetings Card Kit which has your paper, brads, ribbon and a DVD on how to make six different cards using various techniques. It was so nice just following directions instead of trying to come up with ideas and you learn at the same time!! Hours of blissful fun and this is one of the cards I created with it.
TIP OF THE DAY: How the butterflies were created by following Gina K's DVD. I stamped the butterfly several times on cranberry card stock with VersaMark watermark stamp pad and embossed it with black embossing powder. Using a small paint brush, I colored the butterflies with Clorox bleach and heat set it. Isn't that a cool effect!! Easy as 1-2-3! Look at the different shades I got and it was a "no thinker!" You have to be very careful not to let the bleach reach outside of the embossed lines. Yeppers, I learned that on my own! The design paper is included in the kit!
Happy New Years and my wish is you have a new year filled with peace, love, joy, and esp. good health!
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