Thursday, September 13, 2012

No patern paper... No problem

I have received this  kit  at the Close To My Heart convention in Dallas last July.  This was my chance to try some new products and techniques.  For this layout we did not use any  Background and Texture paper ( B&T) , we made our own.
This is a good technique to use when you can't find the right colour of  B&T paper for your layout.  In this case we used the "Love Blooms" stamp set to create my own B&T paper.  I used a piece of  "Whisper" card stock  and randomly stamp the small flower image using "Slate" ink.   

A few hints using this technique:

-Stamp your image creating a  visual triangles
-Use part of the image on the side of your paper ( not full image)
- Turn the image (specially on a big piece of paper)
- Start with the large image first ( if you are using different image sizes)
- Know when to stop.

On other product I love is the "Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet".  These letters are great and so versatile.
Just ink them with the colour of your choice to have the perfect match with your cardstock or embellishments.  With this you can complete your layout in no time.

This layout is found it the Make it from Your Heart Volume 1  ( Item 9035)

All products used are Close To My Heart otherwise mention.

Cashmere (X5932)
Slate Exclusive Ink Pad  (Z2173)

Monday, September 10, 2012

They are clearly the best!

I love my Close To My Heart stamps. Over the years I have used different stamp, wood mounted stamp, some  that I had to mount my self on a wood block, and clear stamps from other company.   Have you ever bought a stamp set and when you tried to use it, it did not performed as expected?  It happened to me too.  Once I bought a stamp set and as I was taking it of from the storage sheet it just broke in my hand.  One other time I invest more money to buy a better quality set (I taught)  but was never able to get a crisp image.  I found that My Acrylix stamp set are the best on the market.They are made of the highest quality materials and undergo rigorous testing to ensure crisp impression every time.  Since they are clear, I can see where I stamp and even layer some of the stamps

If you are in the Calgary area and would like to try My Acrylix stamps by your self  do not hesitate to contact me. We will get together and  create a small project so you too would say that they are clearly the best!

Watch this video on : My Craft Channel: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It 

and see for your self why they are the Best!