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Old 04-24-2005, 04:44 AM   #1  
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Just wondering about this....

Not really a trendy girl, much more of a "classic" girl, but are there trends that are outdated in stamping?

Crimping? Corner rounding? Corner punches? Eyelets?

Are any of these "old" trends?

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Oh no...say it ain't so...

I know you just gave those as examples, mamak, but if everyone agrees that they're "out", I think I'll cry (well, maybe that's being just a little dramatic)! I'm a fairly new stamper, so those things are all in my regular repertoire!!
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LOL! I seriously just gave them as examples!!! LOL!

And just cause it's outdated don't mean ya can't do it! LOL!
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I'm very new to stamping.
I like to use brads, crimp paper, pop dots, metal framed tags, and gift tags.
Haven't used ribbon yet, have used paper raffia though.
Hope those things aren't "out".
I'm working my way up to eyelets.
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And just cause it's outdated don't mean ya can't do it! LOL!
Did I detect a little Texas twang in that statement?! Thanks for the reassurance!!
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I don't think any techniques are "outdated" so to speak, but I think the style of what people want has changed quite a bit.
I think the newer vintage/retro styles for stamps and papers are more in now rather than the cutesy country style that was the rage for a while.
I think that when you look at stamping, it reflects the overall design/fashion trends. Think of the colors and patterns in purses, clothing, etc. and a lot of it is a direct carry over to what we use or gravitate towards.

One thing I think a lot of people have gotten away from is using gold (like in glitter), it seems that the copper/bronze are more popular. I don't think Gold is "out", but when new stuff comes on the scene it seems to have become a less used accent color over the other metal choices.
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Good point Britta!

And I think most tools can be used to complement the "new" styles.... like you might have used a corner rounder for a country look (?) in the past, but now you can use it on things for a retro rounded look.... or something like that....
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oh, I just thought of one! edged scissors are *usually* out of date.... there are COOL things you can still do with them, but they used to be ALL the rage, like you did them on EVERYTHING.
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I have to agree - I have not used my "edged" scissors in ages!

Other than that I would just have to agree with Britta - the style has changed in the way you use things more than things have gone "out"

ALSO it seems that the more textures the better!!
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My philosophy is that some things may get outdated and then forgotten for while, but then they will come back again with a new twist. Everything comes back around. Look at all the retro stuff or is that outdated again. It's also cool to find new uses for old things. I guess I don't look at any of the techniques you mentioned as being outdated, because I tend not to overuse them. Also, I've only been stamping for two years, so maybe all the techniques and embellishments seem new to me.

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I emboss a lot and one of my regulars told me that was kind of old. OUCH! I also use glitter alot and wonder if that is old too.

It seems like when I try something and get great results I just cant stop doing it. Like the OSW. I have done it at every stamp camp, ws, etc since last convention and I wonder if my girls think I am crazy!

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My customers still like embossing, so I use it. The one thing I was wondering about is dry embossing. I was thinking about getting the light table and some templates, but no one seems to do it too much. Any thoughts?
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I don't think any technique is ever outdated. An old technique can be "new" again when used with a new set or a new twist. There's always someone out there who will take an old idea and do something wonderful with it. And, don't forget....everything's "new" to a new stamper!
As for edged scissors...I've NEVER cared for the look they give a card. The only one I still use is the "Postage", and that one only rarely. If I want a decorative edge, I use my rotary blades in my paper cutter.
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I agree--it's mostly just changes in colors and style. SU! used to have a lot of that "country cutesy" stuff, and that's gone. But we still have a lot of what went along with it--fake stitches, buttons, charms, and ribbons. And we still have cute, just redone as little animals instead of angels. I think the fancy corner punches are much less popular (except for the slot punches), and raffia seems to be completely gone.
We can be scientific about this--I just grabbed the March '97 Rubber Stamper magazine. Hmmm...techniques included waxed paper backgrounds, masking, a really strange technique sorta like retrograph, shading with markers, embossing over peel-and-stick tape, stamping on sandpaper (southwestern or petroglyph images), eraser carving, fabric stamping, rubber cement backgrounds, tea bag staining, shrink plastic necklace, stamping on eggs--nothing here we wouldn't do now. I also noticed information about kissing and reverse images.
It's going to be fun to see how long the retro and distressed looks stay popular.
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I say we all work to make dry embossing the newest rage. I love it but don't see it around much at all....
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Yeah, I don't think anything ever really becomes outdated. It may not be as popular, and then someone refreshes it with a twist and presents it and everybody gloms onto it as the "new thing", when, in fact, 20 years ago stampers had dabbled with it and then moved on to something else (which had probably been around 10 years prior!)

Scenic stamping still has a very loyal/strong following--and I get a kick out of many avante garde designs (I'm very shallow, tho, so sometimes the real deep stuff totally goes over the top of my head . . . )

Retro is hot, Shabby Chic still dominates

But, I've noticed simplicity is on the rise and at CHA in Atlanta this year, the rumor was that it will be the coming new trend . . .

But, you know what? I make what I like, and use techniques I enjoy and that's all that really matters to me. Over 12 years of stamping, my tastes have evolved, and probably will continue to evolve. I used to try every new technique that came along and rush out to purchase all the stuff and equipment . . . now, I only emboss when forced!

I'm kinda back to where I started as far as techniques go . . .

And, I like the idea of "least amount of work for optimal effect" . . .
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SIMPLICITY!!!!!!

That rocks, you have just made my day!!!!!
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I think it's like a cycle. Someone does a card that everyone likes, so everyone starts making cards in that style. If you love embossing, I suggest that you do a WOW card using it and people will swing over to it! LOL That's why I love those Wednesday challenges. It helps me learn some of the things about elements I have but only used once or twice.
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What is OSW?
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I think it's like a cycle. Someone does a card that everyone likes, so everyone starts making cards in that style. If you love embossing, I suggest that you do a WOW card using it and people will swing over to it! LOL That's why I love those Wednesday challenges. It helps me learn some of the things about elements I have but only used once or twice.
Exactly! Like when everyone ran out and bought $100 worth of colored pencils and gamsol to copy PrincessInk's cards. Now we don't hear much about it.

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OSW = One Sheet Wonder.

Stamping randomly all over a sheet of c/s, then cutting apart to use for multiple projects.
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I also want to know what OSW is.

I have the colored pencils and gamsol and so when the person above mentioned PrincessInk's cards I went to the member list and typed this name in the search so I could see all her examples. It said there was no match. Is PrincessInk's something other than a person here at scs? Please share a link to whatever it is so I can see the samples.

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I also want to know what OSW is.

I have the colored pencils and gamsol and so when the person above mentioned PrincessInk's cards I went to the member list and typed this name in the search so I could see all her examples. It said there was no match. Is PrincessInk's something other than a person here at scs? Please share a link to whatever it is so I can see the samples.

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As for all the edged scissors we all have......lol


I used to use them all the time, but now I use them for cutting-shaping corners. I use a part if the blade with a part of the design, and just snip off a corner, so it doesnt look so "square". Also, this way, i have a layer that looks a bit different. You can make some cool corners using just a part of the blade!!
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Here's PrincessInk's gallery

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This is a great thread MamaK!

Not that long ago I visited 3 different stamp stores in my area, and I asked the owners what the "trend" was in stamping these days. Each owner said that "simple/uncluttered" styles are all the rage, and they attribute it to Sept. 11th. One owner said that just prior to Sept. 11th, they could HARDLY keep any collage style stamps and accessories on the shelves, because the VERY artsy collage style was SO popular. After Sept. 11th, she said that everyone was wanting VERY basic, simplistic-styled stamps, such as the A Muse or Saavy stamps. She said, "I think everyone just wants to get back to family values and simpler times."

I have also noticed that even though collage is still popular, as in the SU collage alphabet, canvas background, etc., it appears to be a more basic collage style, or at least the color tones and layering are more simple and pleasing to the eye, i.e. monochromatic colors, ribbons, letters, eyelets, etc. (Just my humble opinion, of course - hee!) I remember how dark and cluttered the older style collage felt to me, and I wasn't as interested, a couple of years ago, to try collage card making.

I'm just thrilled that stamping is JUST as popular as ever, no matter WHAT the trend!
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I don't think anything is truly outdated, but I do think things come in fads and unless you really love the fad you will move away from it after the novelty wears off. Some of the things I rarely do (because I just don't think about them anymore) are eyelets, embossing, the faux postage look, lots of embellishments, sewing on cards, edging scissors, crimping a layer--I still crimp an edge now and then, heat and stick, polished stone, shaving cream, etc. Some were just too much trouble for the results and in many cases I just replaced it with something I enjoyed more. I used to buy pigment inks in all kinds of colors and emboss them in clear. Out of my over 100 ink pads less than 5 are pigment pads now. I also don't use the cat eye's or spots because I outgrew them and need the big pads for what I do. I rarely use colored pencil anymore as I never really got that technique to look as good. Additionally, some products replace others. Since H20's I got rid of all my Radiant Pearls and you rarely hear anyone even mention those anymore. I think Pearl-Ex is soon to follow.

Things I am really into recently are the Wrought Iron Punch, H20's, ribbon stamps, color dusters, and tags.
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Yeah, I don't think anything ever really becomes outdated. It may not be as popular, and then someone refreshes it with a twist and presents it and everybody gloms onto it as the "new thing", when, in fact, 20 years ago stampers had dabbled with it and then moved on to something else (which had probably been around 10 years prior!)

Scenic stamping still has a very loyal/strong following--and I get a kick out of many avante garde designs (I'm very shallow, tho, so sometimes the real deep stuff totally goes over the top of my head . . . )

Retro is hot, Shabby Chic still dominates

But, I've noticed simplicity is on the rise and at CHA in Atlanta this year, the rumor was that it will be the coming new trend . . .

But, you know what? I make what I like, and use techniques I enjoy and that's all that really matters to me. Over 12 years of stamping, my tastes have evolved, and probably will continue to evolve. I used to try every new technique that came along and rush out to purchase all the stuff and equipment . . . now, I only emboss when forced!

I'm kinda back to where I started as far as techniques go . . .

And, I like the idea of "least amount of work for optimal effect" . . .
Very well said Julie and I agree with you! I don't think anything ever really dies -- it just gets revitalized into something more current and trendy.

I make what I like regardless of what may be popular. As for embossing, I rarely do although I like the look. Dry embossing is time consuming -- so why do I own over 100 brass templates??? -- and wet embossing tends to be messy. However, I did just make a card yesterday and wet embossed it!
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I just read a couple articles in some recent scrapbooking magazines about this very topic.. well kinda. It gave suggestions on how to use those "old" tools and things that may seem "outdated" right now. One thing was to use your decorative edge scissors cut a piece of heavy cardstock or plastic lid and drag it across your paper that has some kind of paint on it for a textured look. I can't remember the rest of them and for the life of me I cannot find the magazines that had those articles! I totally agree with the saying "everything old is new again." So I hoard my stuff cause someday I'll probably use it again!!
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Very well said Julie and I agree with you! I don't think anything ever really dies -- it just gets revitalized into something more current and trendy.

I make what I like regardless of what may be popular. As for embossing, I rarely do although I like the look. Dry embossing is time consuming -- so why do I own over 100 brass templates??? -- and wet embossing tends to be messy. However, I did just make a card yesterday and wet embossed it!
ok, what is wet embossing?
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I am one of those gotta buy everything that is new type of gals! I used to LOVE to use decorative edged scissors. I had every pair of Fiskars brand. I would buy them when they were on sale. I finally sold them all at my sisters garage sale last year. I kept my SU! brand to demo but got rid of the others. I don't crimp as often as I used to. I bought a mini crimper and have used that more in the last couple of weeks than I have the larger one. The one technique I never use anymore is poppin pastels. Too messy for me!!
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If dry embossong is out, someone better break it to my sister! Between the 2 of us we must have 100 templates. We went to a show last Sunday & were 2 booths with templates and she couldn't stop shopping. Now, we do love using the paste as well with them, so maybe that explains some of it. As for me, I don't care if is out or in, if it makes me happy doing it, is good enough for me.
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What is OSW? It's One Sheet Wonder. Using a piece of 8 1/2 x 11" CS, stamp a design over it all randomly. Then cut in various size pieces. Make cards using these pieces. Here's the SCS gallery to the OSW samples. There's a template out there of how to cut it but not sure I can find; perhaps someone can come to your rescue. HTH. Wanda

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I think maybe part of the answer lies in how long you've been stamping. I've been stamping for 150 years (well, ok, 15 years), and I love learning any new technique that comes along. I tend to forget the basics, and definitely used to pick projects that were too difficult when I was doing workshops for new stampers. I went back to the basics, like shaving cream, colored pencils, corner rounders, etc. My new stampers went crazy & always liked everything.
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Scrapbooking seems like a more in/out trendy industry than stamping. Perhaps that is because stamps can be used in tons of ways.

Die cut shapes seem really out in scrapping right now. Yet I just read an article in Paper Kuts (I think) about how to make those old die cut shapes new again. 2 things metioned: dry embossing and stamping on them! Stamping is what is new and trendy. It's all popular in the scrapping world.

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I have stamped for 10 years and never heard of, nor seen wet embossing. Can someone explain this? I am afraid I might be missing out on something cool!
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Wanna change your mind about edging scissors? See this: http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...hp?photo=99702
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I have stamped for 10 years and never heard of, nor seen wet embossing. Can someone explain this? I am afraid I might be missing out on something cool!
I am wondering if they are talking about using Molding paste with your brass stencils. I have done this and it is messy but very fun. You tape your brass stencil onto the CS with removable tape. Using a palette type knife, spread the paste over the stencil filling in the openings on the stencil. Lift the stencil off and let dry. You can either color the dried result after it is dried or you can put the color on the paper through the stencil before you put on the paste. The color will bleed through the paste creating a super colored image. I have two cards that I made using this technique and will post them in the next 10 minutes. Here is my gallery thread. Check there sometime later today.

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I have stamped for 10 years and never heard of, nor seen wet embossing. Can someone explain this? I am afraid I might be missing out on something cool!
This always has me doing a double take too. I assume wet embossing (Wet embossing is the versamark and embossing powders heated.) is the opposite of dry embossing with a brass template and stylus. That's my take on it.
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Exactly! Like when everyone ran out and bought $100 worth of colored pencils and gamsol to copy PrincessInk's cards. Now we don't hear much about it.

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I agree that you will see a rise and fall of used techniques as well as the recreation of old ones. There are certain items that will remain constant even if they are used in new ways. Watercolor and regular colored pencils are one of those items. I see the Gamsol (which is 100% odorless mineral spirits) as a recreation of using regular colored pencils. I use this technique and absolutely love it. Almost more than using my regular watercolor pencils.
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