Friday, June 03, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

It's Stamping Technique Friday... Featuring the stampset "Birthday Blossoms" and the Fine Tip Glue Pen!
This technique is slowly spreading over blog land and the paper craft forums I visit. As far as I can tell it started with a talented lady named Ruth Trice at
This is Fine tip masking and this is how it works: 
Firstly stamp your line image in Basic black archival ink on your cardstock.
Let the ink dry, this is a slightly slower drying ink than water based ink.
Apply Fine tip glue to the petal areas you want to "mask".
Fine tip glue is a clear glue that dries hard and will resist any coloured ink. A bit like clear embossing powder but it doesn't need heating just a bit of time to dry.
Set aside your "masked" flowers for an hour or maybe less. Go have a cup of tea perhaps, or a brief nap?
When the glue is dry you can lightly sponge ink over and around the flower image.
The glue resists the water based ink and because it's clear it shows the cardstock underneath.
Stamp a sentiment, attach a punched flower and glue it to the card front.
A very simple technique with effective results!
Card recipe:
Stamp set - Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Basic black ink, Sweet Sugarplum
Cardstock- Crumb Cake cardstock
Tools - Blossom punch, Fine tip glue pen, sponge dauber.
Need to order?
You can text or phone Nerida on 0468877125
Or email 
I also run card making classes in GOSFORD NSW. Our next class is on 
Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 10am.

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