December 22, 2013

Stamping Tips

Hi Everybody,

If you are a seasoned crafter then please just skip the next post  as I don't mean to talk down to any of you at all.

But I have been asked for help  by some ladies that are new to  all things card making ...  and especially about stamping.

They want to know how to get a clean finish to their work as some of them are left with speckles and a bit of  mess on what is otherwise a good piece.

So I have put together  a short video to explain some of the things I do when I want to stamp my sentiments, characters or scenes,  in the hope that  it may help some of the lovely ladies who take the trouble to write to me and ask my advice.

The video is not long and I hope it helps to answer some of the questions I have been asked and thank you for sending me your queries ... it is my pleasure to help wherever I am able.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. I think it is just awesome that you are willing to help those asking! For newbies, all these techniques can be so overwhelming and frustrating when you don't know where to begin or how best to do something. At those times it's great to have help to learn to do things so all your hard work doesn't end up ruined. Kudos Christina! :)

  2. I so look forward to your daily posting because I learn so much from you. I can't thank you enough for going through everything so clearly. You are a real treasure! xx

  3. Hi Christina ,I found the video very helpful .
    never thought of useing a colour pad with clear embossing ,
    alway's just stamped it flat.
    Marion H

  4. I'm sure nobody thinks you're talking down to them Christina. We were all newbies at one time and are still learning new things all the
    time so keep your brilliant informative tutorials coming xXx

  5. We were all new to this at one time but its great fun learning! I wish there had been a 'Christina' around when I started as I desperately needed advice about so many things. I'm sure the newbies will appreciate the video and all your tips. Pat x

  6. Hi Christina, thank you so much for the video, quite helpful in every aspect. Like Marion, never thought about clear with color...thought it had to match. Also appreciate the tip on the paper...curled my share, very disappointing. You do a great service, a beacon of light for us crafters lost in the dark. I thank you for imparting your knowledge.

  7. Look forward to all your posts no matter what you are showing. I am very grateful for the time you take to help us crafters. Even the most seasoned "crafter" can always learn something.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I was thrilled to read it.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Creative 2014

    Patricia xxx

  8. Thank you, Christina, I always learn something new whenever I watch one of your videos! (In fact, I get through my ironing very happily because I always watch your videos at the same time!) This time it's the use of baby powder - I have a pad for wiping over my card that's meant to remove fingermarks, but it's not very satisfactory, so next time I'll try your tip!

    I hope that you and your 'Film Crew' have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year!

    with love, Mags B xx

  9. Great video. I like your idea of the baby powder as well. I will certainly be giving that one a try. Thanks for sharing and love your work!

    Best of the Season to you and your family.

  10. Christina Thank you for the video.I had never thought of using baby powerd to remove theoils and never knew i could heat emboss from the back!I have wayched tons of vidoes on this and this is the greatest I have seen.You are just fab and I love all the vidoes.Please keep them comimg.I learn so much from them.Your site was where I learned to card make when I first started.Thank you again for all your ard work and great site

  11. What a lovely and very helpful video Christina. Its something thatv everyone must learn and you are always so ready to show us your skills. Thank you for Everything. Hugs Rita xxx


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