Yesterday a crafter friend of mine in the US sent me a link for a US demo’s video as she was showing a great tip that I may not have known. Cathy was 50% right but what really blew me away about the video was Christy Fulk was demonstrating stamping on our Cork Paper! Her card was brilliant and I CASE’d it for today’s card. As much as I’m very pleased with my card, I have finished up with more questions than answers! Christy goes by the name of Create with Christy and this is the link to her video: Quick & Easy Masculine Birthday Card – How to Stamp on Cork with Peaceful Cabin.
My first attempt failed because I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink which didn’t dry. Christy used our regular ink pads for her stamping and she did say it does take a little while to dry. I have left all my stamped images and sentiments out to dry overnight! My second attempt was using Classic Ink Pads but I didn’t have enough time to allow my images to dry. My third attempt was StazOn Ink and I think this is going to be the most successful, although I do think that the answer may be spraying the images to help dry/set them. Years ago, I’m sure there was a spray that could be used on products like chalk to stop it from being rubbed off. Does anyone remember what this was?
The finished card I’m sharing with you is my StazOn card and I’m really pleased with the end result. Once all my images are totally dry, I will come back and let you know what conclusion I come to regarding stamping on Cork. I’m very optimistic that my problem is just that I started working on this yesterday evening which didn’t give me time to see this through properly! One thing I can tell you is that I loved playing with the Cork Paper and I have other ideas that I want to try. To get the best out of stamping on cork is that you really do need a Stamparatus to get good results. Christy shared the card she’d made stamping onto the Cork Paper using a block and the difference was amazing.
The Cork Paper looks and feel like regular cork – I didn’t say real cork because I don’t know if “real cork” is used in making Cork Paper! It certainly looks and feels “real”! The holly on my card is from a stamp in the Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set. I used Stampin’ Right Markers in Real Red and Garden Green to colour it. Christy also showed how she created a mask for the cabin using the outline die from the Cabin Dies with match the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set. When I made my mask I stamped the cabin on the Post It Note first which really isn’t necessary but my thinking is that I’d probably throw the mask away by mistake because I’d forget that the dirty Post It note with a lot of ink on it was a mask and throw it away!! LOL!
I think this is the first time I’ve shared an incomplete card on my blog but I thought you’d like to know how I deal with things if they don’t go according to plan. I’m very grateful to Cathy for sending me the link to Christy’s card – it was the first time I’ve seen someone stamping on Cork Paper. I will be back with more information about this technique. If you have already tried this, I’d love to know what you did, how you did it and your results. Please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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