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Old 07-19-2006, 01:50 PM   #1  
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Question NEW STAMPER NEEDS YOUR OPINIONS

Hi! I've only been stamping for about 6 months and make most of my cards using layering. I think I have that mastered and now wonder what would be the best technique for me to try? Since I'm a 'lone stamper' and don't have the advantage of learning from others, I rely on this site for help and inspiration. Any suggestions out there???? Thanks for your thoughts!!
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Look at other cards in the gallery. They usually tell you what techniques they used. Then you can go to the resources tab and look there. I have learned a ton doing this. I am also a lone stamper so I feel for what you are going thru!
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do the technique challenges and virtual stamp night. They really challenge you to do things you've never done
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I'm also a lone stamper but have been doing it for 10 years. I like to go to the resources section and see what products I have and challenge myself. It is a lot of fun.
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do the technique challenges and virtual stamp night. They really challenge you to do things you've never done
I agree. Most of the cards I make for VSN are crap but I've learned many techniques and ideas that I've later applied to cards later on. I find especially VSN because I usually send DD to MIL's for the night and get a lot of experimenting done in one night.
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I am pretty much a lone stamper as well. There is good advice already. I mght add that looking at the gallery should give you ideas of "looks" that appeal to you, as well as examples of stamps that you like.

One type of style I like is "shabby chic", maybe because it is easy to cover up mistakes!!

Another suggestion (wish I had listened to this when I started out) -- it is probably a good idea not to go overboard with any one technique, unless you are sure you will be doing it a lot. For example, I have all kinds of embossing powder. I still do heat embossing, but can do what I want without the couple of dozen powders I bought on e-bay!

Most of all, have fun!
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Check out the tutorials in the Resources section of this site. It's awesome. Try one or two of the simpler ones first and then go on to the more difficult. Have a ball!
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I agree with everyone else. Check out the gallery and then look for directions on special techniques in "Resources". Of course, if you still have questions, just post it out here and I'm sure someone would be happy to help!
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You aren't a lone stamper anymore! You have us. I agree with either trying the challenges or going to resources and seeing what you like. If you browse the gallery perhaps you will come across something you like and would like to try.
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