Friday, July 27, 2012

New Stamper Suggestions- Tutorial

What are the best things for a beginner stamper to have?
 Some of the basic supplies a new stamper needs are stamps, ink, card stock, and tools.Stamps
As much as we may want it all, we have to start somewhere! For new stampers, I suggest a versatile set, like the Easy Events stamp set.

 It includes images and greetings for a variety of occasions. Plus, the Easy Events stamp set is ideal for your friend to test out simple techniques like colouring, or stepped-up techniques like watercoloring. 

Card Stock
Not all paper is created equal! Most of us have learned by trial and error that there is a difference. 

Help your new stamping friend avoid the frustration and expense of poor-quality card stock. She’ll appreciate the crisp images she can achieve with our ultra-smooth Whisper White  or Very Vanilla  card stock.

 Pair the Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock with an assorted pack of card stock from one of the Colour Collections and the Neutrals Collection, and your friend will have the basis for many beautiful creations!

Combo Packs
Another versatile option is the In Color Ink pads and cardstock combo packs.  You get the five in color ink pads and a combination pack of coordinating cardstock. 


One of the ink pads I recommend most is Jet Black StazOn. The quick-drying, permanent black ink is versatile for many images and perfect for a variety of techniques that new stampers will want to try.

 Another great ink pad to consider is the VersaMark pad. Since   VersaMark is a clear ink, it creates a slightly darker watermark-type effect when stamped on most any colour of card stock.

 A Colour Collection of Stampin’ Spots is another budget-friendly option for beginning stampers who like a lot of colour options. Each Stampin' Spot Colour Collection includes anywhere from 8 to 11 ink pads that are 1” square in size. 

It seems obvious, but it is important not to forget the basics like a Paper Cutter and  adhesive.

 Once you have those basics, consider fun and functional tools like our great punches. A couple of circles different same sized punches like the oval and scalloped oval are all a good choice. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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