Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just love this card.

Stamp set was the January Stamp of the Month.
I stamped with black ink, off center.

Took a piece of the butterfly pattern from the Wings paper pack (3/4 x 1.5) accordian folder.  Pinched at the top, molded the bottom to cover the dress form.  Added alittle ribbon to show off the nice wasteline. 

Finishing touch is the neckless made with the mocha adhesive gems.  108 gems for only $2.95.  They also come in black, grey, and light grey.  This package shown comes in brown, tan, and light tan.


Posy stamp set
Stamp the 2 darker posies first, then stamp the pok a dots with a background stamp set.  Cut the posies.  Use waxy flax to fill in your button holes then popdot the buttons onto the flowers.

Use second generation technique on the bottom posy.

The posy stamp set is only $7.95.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Caring for your Acrylix Stamps and Blocks

Caring for your CTMH Acrylix Stamps and Blocks is easy. These products of superior quality and are made to last. The following are handy tips on how to handle and clean them.

First when peeling the stamp off the storage sheet use your thumb to loosen and remove. This will help to prevent tares on fine stamps.

You will want to clean your stamps right after you have stamped your images. Using the CTMH stamp scrubber and cleaner makes this task easy.

Simply spritz a little cleaner onto the raised side of the stamp scrubber. With your stamp still on the block, gently rub your stamp over the damp scrubber. (I like to use little circular motions.) Then, rub your stamp over the dry side of the scrubber to finish.  Gently peel off your stamp and return it to its storage sheet.

You can gently rub your empty block across the stamp scrubber (if your scrubber is pretty clean) to clean and dry it, too--before storing it away for another day. CTMH offers a microfiber cloth to help dry your acrylix blocks. I recommend purchasing one of these, as it will help leave your blocks scratch-less and lint-free.

About the stamp scrubber: It doesn't cost very much and does such a great job cleaning the stamps!  I simply remember to rinse the scrubber under warm water when it needs it--as, with use, a little build-up can occur.

Now, back to the CTMH Acrylix Stamps. Over time, they may lose a little of their tackiness. This is perfectly normal. When this happens, use a colander from your kitchen and warm water to rinse your already clean stamps. Then, leave the stamps in the colander to air dry. After they are dry, return the stamps to their storage sheet for future use.