USEFUL (I hope) TIPS

  1. When bleaching card stock, test the bleach on various scraps of card stock to see what colors come through. Some black card stock will bleach out green, others beige, etc.
     
  2. Also,different bleaches react differently on card stock. The gel bleach (Clorox Ultra Advantage) seems to do a better job than plain liquid bleach.
     
  3. When working with Radiant Pearls, remember to use a tiny amount of the paint at a time and blend it by wiggling the brush at a 45 degree angle, i.e., have the back of the brush lie at an angle so that it does the blending for you while you wiggle the brush along the outline of your design. Do not stroke on the paints; wiggle them.
     
  4. For best stamping results, use padding such as a work tablet or extra card stock beneath the card stock on which you're stamping an image to be stamped when working with a dense or solid image; use no padding when stamping out an open image.
     
  5. Always try to buy re-inkers for your ink pads at the same time you purchase inkpad's. Then remember that a well-inked pad = a sharper stamped image.
     
  6. Most mistakes can be corrected by strategically placed “add-on’s” – just remember that the add-on should compliment the style of the card. In other words, don’t add a butterfly charm to cover a mistake on a fashion lady card; and, conversely, don’t add a Victorian charm to a flower card.
     
  7. If using a permanent dye-based inkpad such as Staz-On, there is no need to clean the stamp (unless you’re anal!). Permanent inks will not bleed into other pads, even white.
     
  8. Glue Dots work exceptionally well for attaching charms, ribbons, etc. to cards. Just make sure you follow the box instructions: attach the glue dot to the item being attached. Trying to attach it to the card first will result in a “bugger” on your finger that’s hard to remove.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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