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Old 08-21-2006, 09:30 AM   #1  
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They both look very similar to me. Am I not seeing something in this background stamp?
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i think i would have to go with linen. I do have both and think that they do look different on paper. Linen is definately more subtle! Hope that helps.
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I thought that at first. But, have just ordered linen and am ordering canvas next month. These are must have's for me. The linen is a bit more subtle where as canvas is not. I think they add a perfect amount of texture and dimension to cards and felt they both gave very different looks to the cards. That is just my 2 cents. Good luck on your decision. I found looking through the gallery and the catty and making note of the different looks on the samples was a huge eye opener.
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I was just about to say what J-Bo said. Linen is a subtle, softer look, with varying "nubbies" on it so that the pattern doesn't look very rigid. Canvas is a little more bolder, with the pattern being more consistent.

I have them both, but find I am reaching for Linen more often now. Maybe though that just depends on the kind of card I'm making lately. Linen looks really quite nice with floral stamps for a soft look but gives you that little extra "oomph" where you need it on a card sometimes.

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I have both, and use linen more often, but do love both. If I could only have one, it would be linen.
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Thanks Everyone for your input. I think I'll go with Linen for now and order Canvas next time.
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good choice!

Linen also works very well if you stamp it over patterned paper, looks nice.
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I know you made your decision and I support it. I use Canvas on fun, contemporary cards and linen on more traditional/fancy cards. I love them both, though for the texture and dimension it adds to my cards.
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getting both is a good desicion.
i got linen also first but then with using it i wanted to have canvas just because it showes more.

so i will get canvas next month
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Yep both is the best way to go. I ordered Canvas a month before Linen came out and immediately ordered Linen, love them both. Which one I use just depends on which look I want.
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I have Linen and use it quite a bit. For some reason, Canvas never gave me the warm, fuzzy feeling it gives the many, many people that do love it. But, I love Linen. The truth is, you probably need both AND Aida cloth which is another of my new favorites!!!
 
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I just got my linen background on Friday...I like it...but I guess I just don't have the 'touch' to use it yet!
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I agree with y'all. And linen looks so pretty in caramel or sand over an image.
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I bought canvas an eternity ago and I am too cheap to buy linen. They are just too close for me to justify buying another.
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I'm with Olivia's Mom. Someday maybe -- but it is low on my whish list
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whish list? How about "wish list" -- I do miss the edit button.
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I have Linen and use it quite a bit. For some reason, Canvas never gave me the warm, fuzzy feeling it gives the many, many people that do love it. But, I love Linen. The truth is, you probably need both AND Aida cloth which is another of my new favorites!!!
I like the look of all of them and was considering Linen and Aida, but my question is, can you put little x's on aida with a marker and make it look like real x-stitch?
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I have both. I like Canvas but I love Linen. Although they appear similar they both look very different on paper, well at least IMO. If you don't have either I would suggest getting Linen (first!)
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I use both about equally and cannot imagine being without either. Very different looks to me. I tend to use Canvas more as a background and linen over the top of things.

My pressing question is: Do I need Aida TOO?
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I have canvas, but I think it looks too bold. Really I think linen should be called canvas, and canvas should be called screen or something. If you look at it samped it looks just like a window screen. But anyway, I think I like linen better.
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I like the look of all of them and was considering Linen and Aida, but my question is, can you put little x's on aida with a marker and make it look like real x-stitch?
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I really like my canvas stamp. I use it constantly with versamark. It gives me just enough texture to dress up the background. That way it's very soft and not bold at all. It's the background stamp I reach for the most.

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