Once you get the basics of stamping, you’ll want to branch out into new and different paper crafting techniques.
If you’re a scrapbooker or cardmaker, you probably already have a lot of supplies you can use, like punches, ribbons, flowers and other embellishments. That’s great!
Heat embossing provides a slightly dimensional, raised effect and gives an elegant look to just about any paper project. You’ll need embossing powder, an embossing pad and an embossing gun. Learn all about these supplies and how to use them in the Heat Embossing section.
Punches are a paper crafting basic. You simply slide your paper into the punch, press down and you’ve got a perfect shape. Basic shapes like squares or circles are great for stamping, because it creates a frame for your stamped image. Punch pieces from patterned, plain or specialty paper, then stamp on them and place on your project.
Whether you have silk flowers or paper flowers, they are great for embellishing! You can stamp on them, chalk them and then simply attach them to the front of a card or on an album page with a brad. They come in all colors and sizes.
Crepe, satin, grosgrain…patterned and plain, simple or luxe, ribbons are great for accenting a stamped card or album page. You can also stamp right on the ribbon to create your own custom design. Add a ribbon knot to the top of a tag, tie one in a bow and affix with a Zot™ or, wrap ribbon around the fold of a stamped card and then tie in a knot at the top of the card.