Tutorials, Tips & Hints

TIP 4 - Cardmaking Glossary
Do you ever get confused when you see abbreviated words like CS, CAS, CASE when visiting crafter's blogs or checking their cards out on Facebook or Instagram. Well I've found the perfect solution for you. I've found a fabulous Cardmaking Glossary which explains lots of cardmaking terminology, you will love the blog. It's called Operation Write Home, simply click here to visit it.

TIP 3 - Inserting Text Into Digital Images Using CraftArtist & CraftArtist2

As promised here are the instruction on how to insert text into or onto a digital image. You can click to open, download and/or save  the instruction sheet. 

Inserting text Into Digital Images Instruction Sheet

PS If you don't have CraftArtist - you can download a Compact version for FREE from the Daisytrail website (it allows you to do all the basics.

TIP 2 - Pop-Up Box Card Instructions

UPDATED POST (23/3/14)

As promised here are the instruction on how to make your pop-up box card.  This card when folded flat will fit inside an A5 envelop. **Sleep warning** They're lengthy tutorials with pictures. Click to open, download and/or save them.

There are 3 versions:      
(1) Pop-up Box Tut - Inches (No Quarter Inch Scoring)
(2) Pop-up Box Tut - Inches
(3) Pop-up Box Tut - Centimetres

TIP 1 - Stop Pooling

This  is my first tip and it came about because I bought a brilliant motoring clear stamp set from Kanban. I wanted to ink up the mini cooper images (with Memento) and colour it in with my Promarkers, and of course the inevitable happened...it pooled and made the image dotty and blotchy. So my first tip is about how to stop that darn ink pooling ....and it's so simple.

Simply rub an ink rubber (an eraser  to my American friends) over your new clear stamp, then ink up and stamp.  It's best to stamp test on a piece of copier paper first as you may need to use the rubber a few times before the pooling stops.

1 comment:

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for stopping the pooling. Not heard that tip before so thank you for that.
I have desisted so far from making one of these cards but can see I am going to have to join the ranks. Thank you for the tutorials in all the different measurements. hugs Mrs A.