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Posted 2/7/2014 by lovepug2 in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:18:53 AM
Just a fun chat, I will post a new question each day. Just post your answer here. Most of my questions will be stamping/crafting related!I hope you'll chat along with me.

ETA* I'm updated the opening thread with all of the questions asked so far

First question:- What stamping techniques are your favorite and why? Any least favorite?

2)Favorite colors to work with? Least favorite colors?

3)Stamps you have the most of? Stamps you want/need?

4)Any money saving tips for stamping?


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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:22:12 AM
My favorite has to be emboss resist. I think there's a lot you can do with this technique, plus I really like working with distress inks and watercolors.

I also really liked the watercolor stamping technique that Far North did for WSW'13. Can you tell I like to do messy projects?

I don't think I have any least favorite. Sometimes I get frustrated masking but I think its such a neat technique!


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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:41:01 AM
I'm not sure if it is grand enough to be considered a technique, but I really like heat embossing, it's the thing that really got me started in stamping. I love the ability to add texture...got to love words and images you can feel as well as see. And, it opens the door to some other techniques like the resist one you mention above.

in addition it is the best way I've found to get strong colours on dark backgrounds.

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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:45:13 AM
Favorite right now- copics. I have had so much fun coloring again.

Least favorite- usually something Daniel suggests (just teasing). I don't really have a least favorite and am usually willing to try something new at least once.

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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:54:40 AM
Have to concur with Neysa - favorite is coloring with Copics, and along with that fussy cutting the images I've colored.

Least favorite? Not sure I have one, but using a Versamark pad comes to mind because I rarely emboss with black or another dark ep color. Almost always emboss with clear ep.

Molly

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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:58:10 AM
Hi, LeighAnn! Thanks for hosting a chatty game!

My favorite is combining stamping with Distress Inks on watercolor paper, such as for the focal image in this card.

My least favorite is masking. I am not that patient and I am Queen of Smudgies!



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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:02:30 PM
Great responses so far!

I'm still a kid at heart, forgot about coloring. I love to color images and have a huge folder of stamped and embossed images so when I have some down time in the evening I color.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way about masking!


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Posted: 2/7/2014 2:09:24 PM
I love what I call the smoosh technique. I do this a lot with Distress inks. Pad 4 colors of Distress inks on a craft sheet, spritz with water and smoosh your paper into the inks, rub around and you get a great blended background!

I also do not like masking. Too much thinking and cutting for me! LOL!

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/7/2014 2:35:44 PM
I definitely love coloring on my stamps with markers. There are so many variations you can do with that one thing.

Hmmm. Not sure about what is a least favorite.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:13:31 AM
New day, new question!

What's your favorite colors to work with? What's your least?

I'm really drawn to blues, greens and pinks. I really like vibrant colors. I struggle most with pastels hues.


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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:29:13 AM
Earth tones are my favorite, but I love turquoise/aqua. Don't usually stamp with pastels.

Molly


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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:30:23 AM
Well, heck! I missed the first day question, but that's not going to stop me. lol.

Question #1:
Like Joanne, heat embossing is what attracted me to stamping, and I still get a thrill every time I use that technique. It's like magic. Other than that, resist techniques are my favorites--all kinds of resist techniques.

Question #2:
I like earth tones. My sisters have teased me saying that a non-color is my favorite one, and they are close to the truth. I love the neutrals. I also love a mixture of blues and greens--wish I could match the color of the ocean on an overcast day. I seldom use pastels, but if you add a bit of gray to that pink or baby blue and turn them into dusty pink and dusty blue, I'm happier with them.

Daria

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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:32:05 AM
Daria, I'm glad you went back and answered the first question!

Anyone that missed it, feel free to answer away.


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Posted: 2/8/2014 11:30:32 AM
Daria, my mom also loves neutral colors and we have teased her about that too! When I was a kid I remember begging her to buy a car that wasn't beige.

I think I love to work with blues and greens. Although I am game for any color challenge. And I am a sucker for seasonal colors for sure!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/9/2014 6:18:16 AM
Most used ink colors- browns, black, red, blues

Least used ink colors- yellow and purple


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Posted: 2/9/2014 7:43:18 AM
As usual I'm late to the party but like Daria I won't let that get in my way of a good time!

My very favorite technique is always the one I just learned BUT the ones I always return to are heat embossing and paper piecing.

I just love COLOR! If I had to pick a favorite...blue, in any tone or shade. I especially like the aqua family because they'll work with just about any other color.


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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:41:00 AM
Haven't mastered it yet but my favorite is embossing..... I love the way they make my pictures pop and it is not complicated to add this touch to my pages.

Least favorite is copic markers just can't get into it and they are a little costly for me.

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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:43:19 AM
Heidi, I like seasonal colors too. I used to find it hard to work with purple but it's slowly becoming one of my faves. I still have a hard time with red, unless it's for Christmas or Valentines Day cards.

Please anyone feel free to go back and answer questions you might have missed, I like reading your answers.
I think I might post the past ones in the opening thread.


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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:49:35 AM
Day 3 question -
What theme/genre stamps do you have the most of?
Are there any you're lacking or want?


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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:53:03 AM
I just recently reorganized my stamps. The stamps I have the most of are- snowman images, butterflies, cupcakes, pumpkins and truck images.

Stamps I want- I certainly don't "need" any but stamps I want more of-
Florals, some masculine type image and some solid stamps.


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Posted: 2/9/2014 9:49:23 AM
I do not have much stamps at all. So I am always on the look out for them. I can't believe how expensive they are!
I need more sentiment ones, for in side of cards!


Tonya


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Posted: 2/9/2014 10:23:39 AM
Two questions! I have an absolute ton of Asian inspired stamps. I used them so much in my early days of stamping I rarely go to them today.

I want some additional tree stamps. Do I need them? Absolutely! LOL


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Posted: 2/9/2014 10:31:32 AM
Well, I am really late so here goes!

1. My fav is dry embossing. And water coloring too. I haven't used embossing much lately, but it is still my fav. My least fav is masking!

2. My fav colors are blues and purples. My least fav are browns and oranges.

and finally!
3. Most of my stamps are florals. I don't use them all, but that's what I have the most of.



Kathy in WI


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Posted: 2/9/2014 10:47:25 AM
Too many posts...not enough hours to stay current and stamp too...what's a girl to do?

#1 Favorite techniques...working with distress inks with a zillon of their techniques and resist techniques.

#2 Fav colors--sometimes I get stuck on colors....orange is one that can last months in lots of combinations! I love the learning I am finding with the 2 Pea moodboards. Never really thought about nature's winter color palette. But finding Feb's board is a major transition for me as tone is more valentines and an indoor feel which I am finding hard to translate to nature stamps.

#3 Stamps-most of collection focuses on nature and Alaska themed stamps.
Tons of flower stamps and plenty of trees, leaves and greenery. And a smattering of others so I can play challenges

Now I am trying to remember what I did with my talking bubble LOL! I know it is brand new but never used...see that's what I mean about stamps for challenges LOL!

Tonya-yard sales are a great place to buy stamps. I hear ya about the cost...I stamped many years without sentiment stamps. Mostly I just printed a sentiment on paper and a small stamped image and cut/die cut to fit the inside.

LeighAnn-terrific game...I think this kind of discussion helps us make clearer decisions about what makes us happy in our craft and where to spend our $$.


...Jan
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Posted: 2/9/2014 1:07:34 PM
I swear I (thot I) posted yesterday, but since I tried to start my Wf challenge in Mar. & end it in Feb., the post may not show up until the year 2020!

1st question: Fave technique? Masking. Least fave? Heat embossing.

2nd question: Fave colors? Earth tones & botanical greens. Least? pastels

3rd question: Most? All sorts of image ones. Least? Sentiments.

When it comes to what I 'get' with stamps, I always seem to work in spates. A large number of my stash comes from the days when I was doing 'pro' submissions. I would come up with a project/technique idea & make 'designer sample' requests from various companies. Even now--when I'm spending my own coin--I still build my stash by being attracted to something & purchase several different ones.


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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:26:58 PM
I think I have the most botanical/floral but have quite a collection of Christmas/winter stamps now too.

What do I want more of bigger realistic florals. I have had my eye on the Technique Tuesday Greenhouse society, but haven't bought yet.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/9/2014 9:02:34 PM
#1 - I don't really have a favorite technique because I am so new to stamping.
#2 - my favorite colors are what I call hydrangea colors - lilacs, lavenders, blues, greens, purples, soft pinks Least favorite: Oranges, browns and yellows.

#3- most of my new stamps are seasonal or Parisian/Vintage...I love the clear stamp sets from JoAnns.
Shannon

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Posted: 2/9/2014 10:03:13 PM
Well I missed yesterday's question. I work better with Fall colors, but I am getting better with other colors -- seems like a lot of pink lately.

My largest stamp category is flowers. I would love to have more birds. I really love bird stamps.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/10/2014 1:55:18 AM
Finally back home and ready to play along. We had an exhausting day and so relaxed with DH catching up on our favourite British TV shows!

I will play catch up on the questions.

1. Not sure if I have a fave stamping tehnique as I am a bit of a rubbish stamper. It takes me 4 or 5 tries to get an image I want to colour. I waste a lot of copic paper and it is so danged expensive!
I do like to colour images with copics and also with pencils.

2. My fave colours are anything but purple! lol I still do colour and make purple cards though, as I have friends who love it.

3. I seem to have a lot of stamps in my "nature themed" drawer. I need more sentiment stamps...especially those that the words form a circle! I find them easy to fit on a card.
Maureen

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Posted: 2/10/2014 4:40:05 AM

What theme/genre stamps do you have the most of?


Phrase stamps for scrapbooking and Christmas stamps. Lately, I am always on the look out for travel and camera stamps.


Are there any you're lacking or want?


I do not need any stamps.

I do not feel I am really lacking of any stamp categories until challenges come up along the lines of "must use a cat stamp in this challenge" or such. I often cannot find a stamp in a theme like that. I have no cat stamps. But I do not want any. But I am still amazed that with my large collection of stamps there are stamp themes I do not have.


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Posted: 2/10/2014 10:35:12 AM
day four question is.... Do you have any money saving tips for stamping?

This can be an expensive hobby, just like most of them are. What are your ways of being frugal when it comes to stamping? Any homemade recipes or substitutes for products?

I'm trying to think of some tips, the only one that comes to mind at the moment is instead of buying an embossing buddy or one of those powder tool things for embossing, I made my own.

I used a baby sock(I read that those socks work best, something to do with the weave, and obviously the size is small!). I filled it with some baby cornstarch powder. You can sew it shut if you want but I was lazy and impatient so I just used a rubber band and closed it tightly. I store it in a ziploc bag when I'm not using it. It works great. I've heard dryer sheets work well too, just rub your cardstock with one before embossing.


LeighAnn

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Posted: 2/10/2014 10:52:44 AM
My first tip would be if you want to stamp in color, first try your cheap crayola markers and color directly on the stamp (mist or rewet with your breath) and stamp.

Second, do your research before you buy a lot of tools. You may end up with stuff you don't use. BUY SLOWLY at first.

Buy only images you both LOVE and can think of 3 different ways you are going to use it.

Realize that the big names (and medium names) in stamping blogs etc are working for companies and their job is to make you want to buy things. Again, buy what YOU really love.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/10/2014 12:43:50 PM
Of course use your coupons, look at the clearance section and be selective about what you buy. I buy now only things that I think I will use a lot on many projects.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/10/2014 1:11:46 PM
What a terrific question #4! And great tips, too!

My answer (& tip) may overlap a bit, but that's a good thing...

Invest time in exploring what any stamp you have can do. Stamps are tools. Not only will they transfer their image by loading with ink &/or paint, but many images can used in media like clay, craftfoam, paper pulp, etc. to create lots more than just a 'stamped image'.

One of the best things about our stamping community here @ 2Ps is the huge number of StamPeas who share ways to use their stamps in ways that both begining & long-term stampers can benefit from.

And don't be afraid to 'play'. It's the best way to learn!

Also... Save coin for buying more stamps by using stuff you have around the house. With stamps you can make your own unique pattern paper/cs & so much more.

Several of this year's WF Challenges are wonderful for getting all of us to consider our stamps in different ways.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 2/10/2014 1:18:20 PM
Wonderful tips so far everyone!

Daniel, I'm adding your too of stamping on index cards too here. That's a good one too!


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Posted: 2/11/2014 9:46:34 AM
One thing WF14 is reminding me that I also need to use the stuff that I have and don't forget about it. I love working with new stamps but my hoard should not be ignored either lol.


Happy Scrapping

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Posted: 2/12/2014 11:11:29 PM
Yesterday was nuts, I missed posting a question for the day. Today has been pretty much the same but I have a new question for you all!

Question 5) When working on a specific card, do you make additional projects with the supplies you have out, or do you just put it away and move on to something else?


LeighAnn

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Posted: 2/13/2014 11:33:44 AM
4. Do you have any money saving tips for stamping?

Sometimes buying the least expense items or making your own means you might have to struggle getting results you like. Use the manufactures websites to research information about their products.

5) When working on a specific card, do you make additional projects with the supplies you have out, or do you just put it away and move on to something else?

I do both. It really depends on how much is on my creative "to do list" and how much time I have available. My biggest challenge is putting things away before moving on...I am good at layering my desk with several different projects.


...Jan
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Posted: 2/14/2014 2:28:33 PM
Since my crafting space is very small, I often try to put most of the stuff away. However, I do sometimes leave a stamp set out if I want to get more use of it. I think that seeing something will help you be inspired to use it more. Good question!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/14/2014 4:48:50 PM
I do both. It depends on my time and what I need cards for.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:47:31 PM

Question 5) When working on a specific card, do you make additional projects with the supplies you have out, or do you just put it away and move on to something else?


Usually I just move on to something else.





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