Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #173 August 26th 2009
Fleur de Lis Ornament  
This ornate yet delicate ornament is easy to make with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities® and Becca Feeken's step-by-step instructions.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Fleur de Lis Pendant Shapeabilities
  • Circle Nestabilities®
  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Empty Ribbon Spool
  • Pearls
  • Borderabilities and Shapeabilities Pendants  
    Spellbinders' innovative Petite Borderabilities Die Templates collection is perfectly sized to work with standard A4 sized cards. These dies enhance any project with custom cut, embossed and embellished border designs. Add Shapeabilities Pendants for unlimited design opportunity and complete creative freedom.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Mary Ann asked: "Whenever I stamp on watercolor paper, the image never comes out sharp. Do you have any suggestions?"
    A: There are different types of watercolor paper. The surface of the paper is different depending on the type. Try buying hot pressed watercolor paper - it is smoother and will make it easier to get a perfect stamped image on it. You can find more information on the different types of watercolor paper in this thread.

    What ink pad are you using right now? I like to use Black Palette Ink for coloring on watercolor paper. Or I stamp my image in black pigment ink and emboss it. You can find a great discussion about black ink pad preferences here.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Diane has a suggestion for the Stamping on Candles Tutorial: "I also successfully used a paper napkin image. I used a napkin which had small butterflies printed on it. I cut out a butterfly and peeled away the layers of napkin until I just had the printed layer left. I then melted it onto the candle - it looked great! Another tip I found on a different tutorial was to put a small amount of glue stick glue on the candle and stick the image to it before melting. This also worked well."

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