Hi crafty friends! I usually try not to do projects which require a specific tool because I feel that we should be able to do pretty much everything without having to buy a certain thing, but for today’s card, a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI really does come in handy, but there are alternatives.
If you have the Letterpress platform, you can use that just as well, but I’d recommend taping down the card well to make sure it doesn’t move during the stamping. Another alternative would be the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to be used with rectangular acrylic blocks. You can also try this with the Fiskars stamp press, which will require you to eyeball the alignment, but since the press sits on foam feet, you have time to line it up. If you only have regular acrylic blocks, you can try this as well, but I personally don’t have the skills to line up stamps that perfectly with just the blocks.
I decided that I wanted to stretch the purple/blue color scheme across the entire card, yet keep it CAS at the same time. To that end, I used Copic and Shinhan markers to color in the pattern that I stamped on the panel which went behind the card front. For a finishing touch, I added some Liquid Pearls into the dots in the pattern. The Liquid Pearls dry slightly raised and with a beautiful shimmer.
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