Techniques



Water Coloring Tips

• Use a good brush, with a fine point (we like our WCB01 Watercolor Brush).

• Don't try to be to neat - the messier your color, the more handmade your card will look.

• Don't worry about smearing the image you've stamped - our Outliner Inks won't smear, bleed, or smudge!

• Always clean your brush between colors, and use a paper towel to blot excess water off the brush

• Our Designer Inks are easy to use - with a pad, just squeeze the lid against the pad. With our spots, just stamp the pad onto a non-porous surface. Pick up the color with a wet brush, and away you go!

• Practice a little bit first -it will get easier. You will be rewarded with beautiful, one of a kind cards your loved ones will cherish forever!



Embossing Tips

Embossing is a simple, fun, and easy way to add an impressive technique to your project!


• Use a pigment pad (this pad is wetter than a regular stamp pad) to stamp your image.

• While the ink is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder over the image.

• Tap off the excess powder onto a sheet of paper. Return excess powder to jar to use another time.

• Using a heat gun, or another heat source, melt the embossing powder. *Keep moving the gun in a circular motion a couple inches over the image as to not burn the paper. This should take about 30-45 seconds; you will be able to see the powder melt and set as your apply your heat source.

• The finished image will be raised, shiny, and of course...look amazing!