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Spectacular Stamping

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Spectacular Stamping
Create standout projects with a fresh take on fun stamping techniques! Enjoy a FREE mini-class led by EK Success Brands' Education Director Joy Macdonell.

EK Success Brands' education director and Inkadinkado ambassador, Joy Macdonell, will walk you through a variety of fun stamping techniques in this free mini-class! Learn new methods for masking, stamping in foregrounds and backgrounds, heat embossing and embossed resist stamping, stamping on materials such as acetate and vellum and finally, fussy cutting your embossed images and creating layered surfaces. Throughout each lesson, Joy will show you the proper ink to use, troubleshoot common stamping missteps and demonstrate how to make beautiful cards using these new techniques. To complement your free class, we’ve put together an exclusive kit packed with six gorgeous Inkadinkado stamps, available for purchase right here on Craftsy! Plus, ensure perfect placement every time, with à la carte clear blocks, complete with etched centering lines, separately available for purchase.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. How to Use Your Free Mini Class

  • Learn how to use your free mini-class.


Lesson 2. Introduction & Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, Inkadinkado ambassador Joy Macdonell, and start stamping beyond the basics. You’ll learn a masking technique to turn a square stamp into a circle design. Then play with layers as you create depth with foregrounds and backgrounds. With these new techniques, you'll create a gorgeous card as you learn tips for perfect stamp placement and methods for blending ink colors.


Lesson 3. Embossed Resist Stamping

  • Add dimension to your stamps by learning how to heat-emboss! Joy explains how to use a resist technique to apply a medley of stamps to your design. You’ll create a beautiful nature card along the way that features an array of leaves.


Lesson 4. Stamping Vellum & Acetate

  • Take your stamping skills to the next level by learning how to stamp on vellum and acetate. You’ll learn which inks work best on these unique materials. Then see how to incorporate these layers into your projects. Vellum adds depth to any project, while acetate’s clear quality creates a beautiful layered look.


Lesson 5. Fussy Cutting & Layering

  • Make your cards pop with your own layered embellishments! Learn how to fussy-cut stamped and embossed images to personalize your work. Then add watercolors for more flair and create layered surfaces. Joy shows you many design ideas so you will have all the inspiration you need to make your own unique projects!

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