In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-28-2018, 07:28 AM   #1
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default Unfrozen CraftWoman

After a mostly five-year hiatus, I've been getting the itch to start stamping again. So I feel like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer after being gone for so long...so what have I missed? What are the hot new companies? What companies went away? (RIP Papercrafts Mag) What are the new owls? (or are owls still the new owls?) What are the best challenges out there? (I mean, *besides* all the awesome SCS ones--so excited that it's a VSN week this week!) Do I need a misti? What is a misti? Do you think my inks will work, and if not, what inks should I buy? Why do I have two different 12x12 scoring things? (Martha Stewart & Scorpal) Is Echo Park still making the cutest papers? And the eternal question...what's the best white cardstock?

GIVE ME ALL THE STAMPING GOSSIP.
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 09:56 AM   #2
Matboard Maniac
 
Glitter Gypsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 274
Default

You definitely need a MISTI. It's a game changer and I love mine.
__________________
Deborah
Glitter Gypsy is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
stiz2003, Teachybaby and JeanneLeeS like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
SCS RAK Coordinator
 
purpleflowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somewhere under the rainbow
Posts: 2,472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtgchic View Post
After a mostly five-year hiatus, I've been getting the itch to start stamping again. So I feel like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer after being gone for so long...so what have I missed? What are the hot new companies? What companies went away? (RIP Papercrafts Mag) What are the new owls? (or are owls still the new owls?) What are the best challenges out there? (I mean, *besides* all the awesome SCS ones--so excited that it's a VSN week this week!) Do I need a misti? What is a misti? Do you think my inks will work, and if not, what inks should I buy? Why do I have two different 12x12 scoring things? (Martha Stewart & Scorpal) Is Echo Park still making the cutest papers? And the eternal question...what's the best white cardstock?

GIVE ME ALL THE STAMPING GOSSIP.

Welcome back. I'm sure you will get a ton of good advice about what to get. But I'm here to second the recommendation for the Misti. The Misti was the original stamp positioning tool (and I still prefer it to the newcomers).

GinaK has a some awesome white card stock but a lot of people (still?) prefer the 80lb or 100lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White/ I say still because I think it has been popular for more than 5 years so you may already have it.

Your inks very well may work. If they are dry, you could try using some of Ranger's ink refresher on the ones you own before buying more (or maybe just buy a re-inker).

I love the new distress oxide inks (think dye ink with the best of pigment ink properties but none of the mess).
__________________
_______________________________________
Kerry

4 out of 3 people have problems with fractions.


My Gallery
purpleflowers is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pnzimmer, TLady and geewhysees like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 06:15 PM   #4
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,737
Default

Welcome back
Mistis (stamp positioners-there are a couple other brands) are massively popular. The idea is that it is way better than the thing-a-ma-jig for over stamping.

Layering stamps which work well on them are very popular. 3-4 layers. Altenew does a lot of them. So do other companies.

Turn around stamps are a fun thing for backgrounds. Concord on 9th does those. Watch their site, Jen McGuire or YT for how it works.

Distress ink oxides are a hot new ink. People feel they blend even better than original Distress and other techniques are possible with them as they have pigment properties.

Watercoloring is way HUGE now. WC pencils, markers, paints both high and low $$, check Kristina Werner-she did a good blog on it. People are painting with water based inks like distress. Liquid WCs, peerless (color saturated paper)....no line by using very pale inks to stamp the image is one form people are loving.

We saw sloths and llamas and other critters come and go. Crazy birds, cats and dogs by Holtz. House mouse is still going strong (both on their own site and through Stampendous). As are Penny Black, Hero Arts, etc.

We have more access to international brands-either with direct buys online or via companies like Topflight.

Digital stamps are gaining strength daily. Many companies have started with great designs.

Tons of DP companies still around. Depends on what style you like. You can look at places like A Cherry on Top, Scrapbooking for Less etc to see what designs are out there.

So that's a start. More will weigh in. Look at the gallery-that will be informative.
wavejumper is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cindybstampin likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 11:08 PM   #5
Proud Fan Club Member
 
uncbballfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Under the Carolina Blue sky...
Posts: 4,595
Default

I took a look at your gallery and saw that you were a Papertrey Ink fan. They're still going strong, although Nichole Heady has left the company. And I think they still have the best white cardstock.

New companies:

Altenew - I LOVE their inks and their floral sets are divine. If you like multi-step stamping, then Altenew should definitely be on your list.

Honeybee Stamps - I love their sentiment sets, which are built around a word and its many variations. For example, thanks, thankful, thankfully, Thanksgiving. Check them out and you can see clearer what I mean.

The Ton. - there's not much that I don't love there. Their multi-step sets are unlike anything else out there. They have florals, but they also have a waterfall, an ocean wave, beer, a motorcycle, a golf course scene.

Concord & 9th - they are design geniuses. So many innovative stamps & dies that work with previous and future releases.

Sequins are hot as an embellishment, as are Nuvo drops (like Glossy Accents, but in colors and different finishes and used like enamel dots). Foiling was a trend (and still is with me). Alcohol inks are back and bigger than ever, which brings me to Yupo. A synthetic paper made from polypropylene pellets, 100% recyclable, is super smooth, waterproof and cannot be torn.

The biggest innovation to hit the stamping world in a long time is the MISTI. And you definitely, positively NEED one. To be able to stamp an image again in exactly the same spot, to be able to stamp your sentiment straight , to be able to stamp your diecuts perfectly centered, to speed up the process of stamping multiples of a card. There are so many reasons to buy one, but it's late and I'm tired.

Welcome back!
__________________
Linda E
Caution: You are entering an artistic zone. This is not clutter - this is creating. These are not pajamas - it's my work uniform.
uncbballfan is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 03:26 AM   #6
Gallery Gazer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Windsor CO
Posts: 6,840
Default

Echo Park still makes really great paper and stuff. Also check out Photo Play, Bo Bunny Fancy Pants Designs. Those are my very faves in this still-crowded world of crafting. Get your hands on a Stampin' Up! catalog, of course, and see how things have changed in the stamping world.
Mary Beth
lutheran is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 03:52 AM   #7
Matboard Maniac
 
prairiecrafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: on the prairie of MN
Posts: 322
Default

Suggest you check out websites for some of the designers/companies--Sandy Allnock, Jennifer McGuire, K Werner, Gina K, Debbie Hughes, Sherri Carrol, Becca Feeken, Lawn Fawn, Alltenew, and so many others. These will give you an idea what is happening and perhaps where you want to begin. Welcome back.
__________________
Mary Jo
prairiepapercrafter.blogspot.com
prairiecrafter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
uncbballfan, TLady and wavejumper like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 04:32 AM   #8
SCS Community Manager Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
UnderstandBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 38,099
Send a message via Skype™ to UnderstandBlue
Default

Yay - welcome back!!

Yes you need a MISTI! I think llamas are the new owls. Your inks should be fine, but there are some companies with great inks.

There's a MISTI Monday challenge in our My Sweet Petunia forum so you could win one!
__________________
I'm Lydia.

My Gallery |My Blog | My Store | My Online Classes
Love Splitcoast?
Help us love our volunteers by shopping at Amazon

UnderstandBlue is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady, JoBear2 and shirlb19 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 05:03 AM   #9
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

Four words:Oxide Inks, Stamping Platforms

You can research different stamping platforms - tons of videos/articles - before jumping. They all do the same thing but have differences. The Tim Holtz/Tonic is my fave though I also have MISTIs. It's extremely sturdy with metal hinges, flippable lid (rubber or photopolymer) so no foam insert, good for heavy handed (CPR) stampers. Others prefer the MISTI and now Stampin' Up has one. Tim is coming out with a smaller one too.

Oxide inks stamp wonderfully, blend amazingly well, and have some properties no other inks do. My fave inks.

Oh, two more words: Versafine Clair. It's a new ink which can be heat embossed many minutes after stamping even though feels dry, comes in vibrant colors and stamps extremely fine details like the original Versafine.

Enjoy!
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TeeGeeDee likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 01:49 PM   #10
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
Benzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stars Fell on Alabama
Posts: 55,260
Default

YES to the MISTI!!! It is my favorite tool ever. Welcome back and I haven't forgotten you.
__________________
My Blog---My Gallery---My Pinterest
I'm a Punchkateer! (Prez) FOREVER
Dirty Dozen Alumni
2014 CAS Spring DT---Inspiration Challenge Co- Hostess
Hebrews 13:2

Brenda
Benzi is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pnzimmer likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 01:54 PM   #11
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

I thought there was a recent thread about different stamping platforms - here you go:
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...m-t623459.html All kinds of fun videos out there.

Btw, when I read the title of this thread originally I wondered what a stamp called "unfrozen craftwoman" could possibly look like!
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Hoboken Paper likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 03:14 PM   #12
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Las Vegas, baby!
Posts: 12,506
Default

Dies are a big deal, too. If you want to get some great layering dies for a great price (or any other fun ones, just because), Gina Marie is a great place to start: https://wholesalecraftingsupplies.com/
__________________
~ Sue
Happy for no reason...

gregzgurl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TeeGeeDee, pnzimmer, ladyofcards and 3 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 03:18 PM   #13
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

I'm a convert. I recently ordered a die from Gina Marie. It arrived crazily quickly and she included a tiny free die with it that happened to be my style. How can you not love that?
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pnzimmer, shirlb19, katzarm and 1 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 06:31 PM   #14
Pearl-ExPert
 
RenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 2,398
Default

I'd say there are a lot more dies that match stamps available now -- much less fussy cutting.

Also it seems to me there's so much more to watch online about any aspect of stamping you want.

And I had not heard of The Ton, so thanks to uncbballfan for that tip!
__________________
Renee
RenT is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 08:12 PM   #15
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,054
Default

Yes, get a MISTI or Tim Holtz device BEFORE you buy new inks. Those devices make re-stamping the image Perfectly, so you can try your ink pads to see if they have enough ink to complete your design. YES to Oxide inks...great fun and great coverage!
harvestmoon is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
shirlb19 and bjeans like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:27 AM   #16
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

My goal for today is checking all of my inks. (And putting some oxide inks in my cart--any fave colors?)

And researching a stamping platform!!!
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:28 AM   #17
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benzi View Post
YES to the MISTI!!! It is my favorite tool ever. Welcome back and I haven't forgotten you.

Aw, thanks! It's fun seeing who's still around!
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Benzi likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:34 AM   #18
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtgchic View Post
My goal for today is checking all of my inks. (And putting some oxide inks in my cart--any fave colors?)

And researching a stamping platform!!!

Depends on your color schemes, of course, but maybe my all-time fave is worn lipstick. (I do a lot of rose-pink/orange/yellow blending.) Love abandoned coral too, spiced marmalade and wild honey, cracked pistachio (yum), broken china, black soot for contrast, and iced spruce was the big surprise - different in Oxide, love it. I'm sure I missed some.

I'm sure picked raspberry will pop up on a lot of faves lists too!
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TexasGrammy, mtgchic, shirlb19 and 1 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:37 AM   #19
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wavejumper View Post
We saw sloths and llamas and other critters come and go.
OK, I may need to bring back the sloth trend.
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:38 AM   #20
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

Ok, I need to know more about this Yupo!! Off to search the forums and google! Thanks for all the tips!
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:38 AM   #21
Pearl-ExPert
 
RenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 2,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtgchic View Post
My goal for today is checking all of my inks. (And putting some oxide inks in my cart--any fave colors?)

And researching a stamping platform!!!


Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint are my faves. Vintage Photo is the best for aging, distressing, etc... you know, to make stuff look like, well, vintage photos lol.
__________________
Renee
RenT is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
mtgchic likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 07:46 AM   #22
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
Demo Challenge Leader
Splitcoast Challenge Host
 
TexasGrammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South of Oklahoma, North of DFW Airport = North Texas!
Posts: 40,327
Default

I *swoon* for Peeled Paint, Pistachio, Concord, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry! Very smart of Ranger to offer the reinkers for your faves ... nothing better than a juicy ink pad for consistent fun!
__________________
TexasGrammy** Bev Gerard
blog: Texas Rubber & Ink!
TexasGrammy is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
mtgchic likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 11:42 AM   #23
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,054
Default

Worn Lipstick was more coral than I expected, but Lovely! No lipstick color I have ever worn Picked Raspberry is wonderful, very strong. Broken China is deep-sea bluegreen. Iced Spruce is a lovely warm grey.
harvestmoon is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
joniworx and shirlb19 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 12:04 PM   #24
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

Oh interesting? I "read" worn lipstick as more pinky though not PINK-pink, and grab abandoned coral for a coral-pink. Depending on what colors it's next to iced spruce can read bluish too. Don't you love them? Oxides = desert island inks!
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 02:14 PM   #25
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,054
Default

Worn Lipstick is definitely not in the blue-pink range, but not as orange as the Coral. They are all wonderful!
harvestmoon is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 02:40 PM   #26
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

Ok, Joann's half price sale netted me Tim Holtz's stamping platform and a half-dozen distress oxide inks. And an Echo Park paper pad. And an Avery Elle stamp set that involved BOWS, like shut up and take my money. Oh, wait, they did. Thanks for all of y'all's help!!
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
gregzgurl, RenT, Benzi and 5 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 08:43 AM   #27
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Roygbiville
Posts: 4,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harvestmoon View Post
Worn Lipstick is definitely not in the blue-pink range, but not as orange as the Coral. They are all wonderful!
Ditto times 100!

Funny, it never occurred to me to think of "worn" like a color I have worn. What comes to mind is something slightly worn, maybe because Tim is the distress king. Now both versions are in my head. : )

Playing with Oxides yesterday, worn lipstick changed depending on what was next to it, of course. Wild honey and spiced marmalade made it look more "real" pink, not warm, but next to cool colors it looked warmer. And what light it was in affected it. I generally pick up bit of violet undertone to picked raspberry, again depending on what it's next to. Standard color fun.
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
harvestmoon and muscrat like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 03:21 PM   #28
Gabfest Goddess
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 7,819
Default

I just love what they’ve named those inks. Broken China......so creative!
__________________
S2S2018. $ 17.00
lynnewithane is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
joniworx likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 01:48 AM   #29
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtgchic View Post
My goal for today is checking all of my inks. (And putting some oxide inks in my cart--any fave colors?)

And researching a stamping platform!!!

Fave colors? All of them 😇 Check out Craft Warehouse online...a Northwest company but they have an awesome sale going on right now - at least I think it is still going on.

If you watch Amy Rysavy at all, Prairie Paper and Ink, she does a prettty amazing job with her three go to colors, picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade, and I want to say, mermaid lagoon, but the blue may be blueprint sketch. Using them, she can get a whole rainbow effect. It is pretty amazing.
__________________
The future is uncertain, because love changes everything!
joniworx is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 02:04 AM   #30
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 264
Default

My favorite Things just had a new owl set last release...also available are the dies that go with. Absolutely adorable, the set is named , "Hello, Lovely" . It jumped into my cart all by itself last month along with dinosaurs and volcanoes. I don't know how that happens....

Yes to a stamp positioner. Other trends have been sequins and jewels, take a peek online a Pretty Pink Posh and Studio Katia. Both are also carried by Simon Says Stamp.

Llamas are slowly coming into their own...this month's release at My Favorite Things has a lot of fiesta stamps, including some llama images, and a die that cuts a llama looking much like a piñata. (Yes this is one of my favorite places to leave money.)

For those looking for a sloth set, MFT has one of those, too...

Distress Oxides get a mixed review...love 'em or hate 'em. I think they are the bees knees, but use them on good paper.

If you haven't tuned in to good internet watching, here are a few I like, and I bet others will chime in:
Jennifer McGuire, best tutorials, and organizational vids, imo
Amy Rysavy, Prairie Paper and Ink...she is just fun, and so creative. Makes you feel like you are ther with a cup of coffee chatting away while she works.
Kristina Warner, designs a lot for Simon Says Stamp, especially amazing for watercoloring and hand-lettering
Taheera Atchia, just a different take on things.
Because Feeken, blog mostly, alternative ugh branching out a little more. shabby chic, very feminine, designs for Spellbinders. Lovely lady.
__________________
The future is uncertain, because love changes everything!
joniworx is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
mtgchic likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 03:53 AM   #31
Mad Swapper
 
TLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,617
Default

Don't forget the WRMK Envelope Boards.... they also have other boards to create boxes of all sizes & kinds, etc.! Oxide Inks- GET THEM ALL!!! LOL I too just discovered The Ton & LOVE THEM! The Ton also has a promotion going on right now with their release, spend so much & get free stamps. You can get up to 2 new sets FREE! AND they're NICE! Becca Feeken Dies are a MUST if they're your style!!! (They're GORGEOUS, so I don't know how they wouldn't be! LOL THE MISTI!!!! Foiling/Gilding are big too! Stenciling & Stencils are big also. You can look around & find nice brushes just for stenciling--- I like Clarity, but Tim Holtz just came out with some too. For the Scor-Boards- I have two. MS- A large one-for those in-between measurements & for larger work pieces, usually 3-D work. Scor-Buddy- by Scor-Pal is smaller & I use it for my card making. Smaller is nicer to work with on a cluttered desk. Scor-Pal is EXCELLENT QUALITY TOO! HAVE FUN CATCHING UP!!!!
__________________
Visitmy blog and my gallery
TLady is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 04:05 AM   #32
Compulsive Stamper
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 29
Default

I can't believe a 5-year hiatus. I go through withdrawal if I go a couple of days without creating something. Even if I have nothing in mind, I play with backgrounds.

Misti or Tim Holtz platform--definitely a must have. I have the small Misti, which is perfect for card fronts. But you can't do larger cards on it because of the raised border edges. So I got the Tim Holtz platform and love that one too. If you only want one, I would suggest the Tim Holtz one because it's more versatile.

As for card stock, I use Neenah 110 pound for the actual card. I think the Gina K Pure Luxury card stock is the best for blending Copics.
barney is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 06:16 AM   #33
Cardstock Collector
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Westchester County NY
Posts: 1
Default

Stamp positioner - I happen to have the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, which I am very happy with. A great tool when using unmounted and layering stamps or mass producing.
Distress Oxide Inks - so much fun to play with!
Unity Stamp Company - lots of lovely images in top quality red rubber (unmounted).
Alcohol ink markers - lots to choose from - I have the Spectrum Noir collection but a lot of people swear by Copic. I went with SN over Copic primarily due to budget constraints.
laneystamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 07:30 AM   #34
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
 
Reddyisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beautiful British Columbia
Posts: 30,907
Default

Mis-tee, Mis-tee, Mis-tee (chanting)
__________________
Jo
Proud Fan Club Member
...sure it’s got a catchy beat, but can you stamp to it?
life is something that happens only when you run out of cardstock
Reddyisco is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
dawnmercedes, fl_beachbum and Benzi like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 08:36 AM   #35
Stazon Splitcoast
 
susanbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 17,042
Default

Definitely a MISTI (or other stamping platform) - don't know how we lived without it! And the Oxide inks. And alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Adding in more mixed media elements is a trend with many people. Penny Black is one of my favourite stamp companies in recent years.

You asked about challenges out there. I looked at your gallery and you seem to be quite a CAS stamper so I'll mention the three recent challenges set up by Loll Thompson and Bonnie Klass (both long-time SCS members) - CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, and CAS Christmas. There are tons more challenges out there - lots of blogs run them.
__________________
Susan

My SCS gallery is here should you care to look! Or please visit my blog, Cardmaker's Garret.
susanbri is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 09:15 AM   #36
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Margscardcrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Posts: 7,021
Default

Wow Meg I had a meltdown when I lost my mojo for four months

Welcome back and like everyone the Misti Stamp position-er would have to be on the top of my list. I still use my Stamp-a-ma-jig occasionally but I love clear heat embossing greetings and quotes after I have stamped them in the chosen colour.

Next on my list is Copic Markers for me they will never ever go out of style or favour.

Distress Oxides are the ink pads I'm using the most now.

Have fun discovering new things.
__________________

Marg down under

My Gallery - My Blog


"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow" - Kurt Vonnegut
Margscardcrazy is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 06:34 PM   #37
Stampin' Fool
 
Cicicara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,294
Default

Welcome to the Stamp Positioner Age. Once you have tried your new Tim Holtz platform, you'll see the reason for one of the biggest stamping changes in recent years: the decline of wood stamps.
As much as I love the feel and look of wood stamps, they will not work in my Misti, so I never buy them anymore.
Hoping you have oodles of fun with your new stuff!
__________________
Leslie Parks
Cicicara is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
dawnmercedes likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 03:45 AM   #38
Compulsive Stamper
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 29
Default

Leslie, you can still buy wood stamps if you see one you really want. I'm slowly converting my wood stamps to foam. You can buy the foam on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Foam 1/8" Bulk
barney is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
RenT and joniworx like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 03:46 AM   #39
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Las Vegas, baby!
Posts: 12,506
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cicicara View Post
Welcome to the Stamp Positioner Age. Once you have tried your new Tim Holtz platform, you'll see the reason for one of the biggest stamping changes in recent years: the decline of wood stamps.
As much as I love the feel and look of wood stamps, they will not work in my Misti, so I never buy them anymore.
Hoping you have oodles of fun with your new stuff!

I still buy the wood mounts if I love the design and the price is reasonable, because I unmount everything that isn't photopolymer, anyway. Even brand-spankin'-new rubber on cling foam gets stripped down to bare rubber. I did it because of storage issues, but it certainly helps with using them in a platform (I have two MISTIS, one regular-size and one small) as well!
__________________
~ Sue
Happy for no reason...

gregzgurl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 04:41 AM   #40
Mad Swapper
 
TLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,617
Default

I PERSONALLY recommend the Misti, because I have one & THEY are THE ORIGINAL! But, just wanted to let you know I found this on sale...... The Tim Holtz-Mini Platform ON SALE! Check here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ton-1711e.html&utm_content=%3F%3F+Tim+Holtz+Travel+Stamp+Platform +-+Get+it+HERE+First!&utm_campaign=4-2018+FYI+-+Travel+Stamp+Platform&_bta_tid=23524703692139212851716767359790204668678 08023177674578402344634811315384046959341430401304 41662033158]Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform[/url]
__________________
Visitmy blog and my gallery
TLady is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off