13 February 2013

Fiskars Stamp press tutorial

Hello there. Today i have another valentines day card to share with you and i little tutorial to create a chalkboard effect with your Fiskars Stamp Press.
Here is the card that i have made.

This was a simple little card to make.
First up you need to grab some off cut strips of patterned paper. cut 3 strips and adhere them to your card. Your Fiskars trimmer is great for this.
Once the patterned paper is glued onto your card add some stitching by either drawing it, stamping and embossing it (which i did using a paper smooches set called needle a little love) or even had sew your card. This is now the background of your card.
Next is the chalkboard technique.
This is very popular at the moment and i thought i would share it with you. All you will need is black card stock, your Fiskars trimmer, Fiskars stamp press, a stamp to use( i have used a valentines day set from My favourite things) clear embossing ink pad, white ink pad,white embossing powder and a white marker.
First up trim your black card stock to a size to fit your stamp.

Then with some talc and a paintbrush or a tool that does the same thing, brush your card stock so you do not get any oil or finger prints on it when embossing.

Now you can stamp and emboss with out getting stray embossing powder.
Put your stamp onto your Fiskars stamp press. Then stamp with clear embossing powder onto your card stock.

(excuse the reflection of the light in the stamp press :) )
Once you have stamped, sprinkle on your embossing powder and heat set.

 This is now where your Fiskars stamp press is a great tool to have in your stash.
Ink up your stamp on your Fiskars stamp press with white ink. i used staz on opaque white as i know it stands out well on black card stock. but any white ink pad will do.
Place the Fiskars stamp press over your stamped and embossed card stock and line up just to the right of the already stamped image. this is easily done because the stamp press allows you to take your time and line up just right with the foam legs that hold your inked stamp over your card stock.
Once lined up press down and stamp.

 Now you have a stamped piece of card stock which has a kind of 3D effect on it. this gives it the look of an old chalkboard.

To add some more "chalk"on the card stock grab a old paintbrush and flick some white ink onto the card stock.

Then with a white marker add the finishing touches. I drew a border around the card stock or you could even mat this onto a bit of brown card to create a "real"chalkboard!

After all this is done i took my Fiskars scalloped border punch and added a little pink border on the bottom of the chalkboard.
Using 3D foam pads i adhered it to the card.

This technique is super easy with the Fiskars stamp press! and it can be used for many other card styles too!
I will be back tomorrow with another valentines card to share!
tara :)

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