Thursday, April 12, 2007

Some tips/tutorials for you!

I was playing with a card tonight and came across three new things...new to me anyways. I never know if someone out there has already done these things before but I did a little searching and didn't find anything...

Markers and the Gel Pen
Did you know that you can get a more solid colour by using the two combined? Especially on vellum cardstock, vellum and window sheets? Start by applying the Uniball White Gel Pen to the desired area creating a base, then mix it up with your Stampin' Write Marker. The difference is AMAZING!



The left hand side is the Gel Pen with the marker and the right side is just the marker


Close up of the Gel Pen and Marker


Here is a comparison on a plain piece of vellum cs


Did you know?
That SU!'s slit punch works well with the largest flower in Big Blooms??? I cut the centre of the Big Blooms stamp and then placed my punch in the centre. My purpose was to find a way to flip the petals.



View from underneath


Fun tabs
I was looking for a way to balance my card with colour when it dawned on me to use my punches and voila! out of nowhere I created this cute little tab. First I cut it to 1 inch, used the ticket corner punch, then the slit punch followed by the 1/8th-inch circle punch....You can easily create one the length of your card too.



I will be sharing the finished card with you in the next few days! Hope you enjoyed these tips/tutorials.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh My, I love that. I can not wait to see the card.

StampingontheLakefront said...

These are excellent tips. TFS. Also congrats on 20K hits.

grace

Darlene said...

Thanks so much for sharing these tips. I will have to try them out when I get more punches. I love the flower!

Robin Stewart said...

Question, does the gel pen ink stick or ruin the markers?

Thank you for the big blossom tip

robin

Gerrie said...

Great tips. thanks.

maureen said...

That punch with the Big Bloom tip and tutorial is terrific! Thanks so much for sharing with us. -maureen

Jennifer R said...

Wow. what great tips.I really like the punch ideas! TFS Jennifer

Jenn said...

Aren't you CLEVER! I love the way you poofed your petals!

diane mcvey said...

Holy Moly! Those are GREAT ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to see the completed card! It's going to be awesome! :)

Kheila said...

I love it when someone shares these clever tips....thanks!!

Abra Leah Cross said...

GREAT tips!!

Starr Mercer said...

Love this petal/punch tip...you are amazing!

ladydiana said...

Too clever for words!!!

milkcan said...

Very cool, thanks!

Craft Critique said...

Congratulations! We added a link to this post on our Marker and Pen Carnival at www.Craft Critique.com ! We would love for you to share the love and tell you readers all about the Carnival!

-Craft Critique

chelemom said...

What great ideas! I'm so glad that SOMEONE thinks outside of the box....cuz I am really "inside" the box! LOL!