March 19, 2019 • Anna Griffin
Today we are excited to show you a new way to use your Get Well and Gratitude Stamps and Dies! You never know who you are going to need to thank, or when you’ll need to send get well wishes.
What’s even better? It is this week’s Weekly Craft Wonder. In celebration of National Craft Month we are highlighting special items on our website for 30% off! https://annagriffin.com/product/treasury-get-well-gratitude-stamps-and-dies/. If you have these already, you know that this set is your go to for making thank you and get well cards.
We have a few tips and tricks to share with you, so that you can get the most use out of these amazing stamps and dies.
Take a look at the gorgeous imagery that you will have to work with in this set!
Condition your stamps before you use them for the first time. Conditioning your stamps rids them of any leftover residue from manufacturing and keeps the ink from beading when stamped on the paper. We like to use an artist’s eraser and then wipe clean.
Here, you can see the difference between the conditioned stamp (left) and conditioned stamp (right).
Stamping on patterned paper gives you that tonal elegance that we all love. When stamping a continuous pattern, start near the middle of the paper and work your way to the edges. Here, we stamped the same image 4 times on the front of a pre-printed card and embossed the image with coordinating embossing powder. Next, we will go back and stamp and emboss 3 more times using a 2nd color to create a pattern.
Stamp your card embellishments multiple times to get just the right impression. Die cut each with its corresponding cutting die face down over your image. Use washi tape to secure in place before cutting multiple images at one time.
See what a gorgeous card this technique makes?
Here are a few examples of cards made with the Get Well and Gratitude Stamp and Die Set that we love!
We hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial, and that you will use these techniques in your future card making. Thank you for tuning in! We have so many amazing things to show you!