My crafting has been revolutionized by Background Stamping Using a Stamp Positioning Tool! You can see right away that a background stamp barely covers a card stock panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, so this is the number one reason to use a stamp positioning tool of any brand. I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus here and have stamped Gray Granite ink on Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam card stock panels.
If you are going to make 4 Cards in 30 Minutes as I teach, let me encourage you to increase that number of cards to 6, and here’s why. I’ve started buying card stock in 12″x12″ pieces, and a package of Subtles like I’m using here, comes with 2 sheets of every color, or 20 sheets of card stock.
- Cut the sheet down to 10-1/2″, saving that strip
- Cut the sheet into six pieces, each 4″ wide and 5-1/4″ tall
Bingo! You have the six backgrounds, or panels, that you can mess around with any way you like. Do the same with your Designer Series Papers and any time you need a piece for a card, it’s ready to go. — OR — just cut your DSP down to 4″ by 6″ and you’ll still have 6 pieces of every sheet, and long enough to add a strip any width you like, the height of the card!
Stay tuned. There’s more to this week’s lessons in Background Stamping Using a Stamp Positioning Tool.