I have this book that I made years ago with some stamping friends that holds pages of great stamping techniques with written up instructions and samples to go with them. This book has been the greatest to page through when I am looking for inspiration or just trying to remember how I did a certain technique. It has been in the back of my mind to put together another book and update it with Papertrey Ink products new techniques that I have learned. Well, I am finally getting started putting it together and the best part is that now you can too because I am sharing my technique cards with you!
I thought about how I wanted to put this book together and decided to do a 4" x 6" card and add a sample piece that is a 2 1/4" square. I have 6 technique cards to share with you today to get the book started and my plan is to share more technique cards as I get them made up.
You can keep the technique cards together in a pile to shuffle through now and then. You could punch a hole in the corner and put them all onto a ring.
My plan is to put the cards into these page protectors that hold 2 - 4" x 6" photos or cards and slip them into an album.
Here's a look at the 6 cards that I am sharing with you today: embossing, emboss resist, masking, paper piecing, kissing, and watercolor with ink. You can click on the individual photos to make them larger to see each technique in more detail.
You could get together with some stamping friends to create the sample cards, or when you are stamping a card with one of these techniques, you can just create an extra piece at the same time to attach to your card. Maybe you have cards in your stash that you can pull sample pieces from to build your book. The square sample piece is easily cut out with the Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Square die.
Here are the PDF files of the stamping technique sample cards that I am sharing today:
Make sure that when you print that it is at 100% if you want the cards to remain at the 4" x 6" size.
I know that I can go through Make it Monday topics and easily find tons of ideas for making up sample cards! Share a favorite technique of yours in the comments, I would to make up cards on techniques that all of you enjoy too. When I am able to make up cards, I will share them on my blog to share.
I can't wait to see this project take shape and I hope that all of you are inspired to create your own technique book too. It's something I know that you will go back to again and again for a reference and also for inspiration.
Happy technique stamping!