Info About My Cards

I have decided to add a little page which should answer any questions you may have about my cards, and the products that I use on my cards. I hope you find this useful, especially if you are new to makind cards!

Adhesives: I use some double sided sticky tape, and occasionally cheap PVA glue for all my flat sticking. Those two are invaluable for all your mating and layering. For my 3D effects, I use 3D foam pads/tape. Tape is best if you have a larger area, but pads are good for smaller areas. 3D glue gel can be used, I haven’t got any of my own, but have used it at a workshop before and thought it was really good.

Paper/Card: When you are making your base card, make sure you use a fairly thick card, otherwise your card migth bow! I’d go for 200gsm plus, and 350gsm probably being the maximum I use. In general, though, I buy pre-scored card blanks, and these are generally more useful for me.      When you are stamping and colouring I recommend a thick card, too. Super-smooth is absoloutely lush, and makes your pens easier to blend on.

Medium: I am a huge fan of Spectrum Noir pens, I think they’re really easy to use, and I always end up with fab results. For colouring stamped images, I really do think they are the best. Their website can be found here: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/. I also use watercolour pencils and a water brush from time to time, too. Remember, when you are going to be colouring a stamped image, always use a permanent ink: such as StazOn, otherwise the ink will most likely run and smudge.

If you have any crafting questions you would like me to answer, please leave a comment, and I will do my best to answer them on this page!

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