Top Tip Tuesday – The Post-it Note

There are few more useful things than the humble post-it note. Ideal for reminders, lists and bookmarking, they also are fabulous in the craft room!

Did you know you can use a post-it note to ‘mask’ an area of a stamp so that it doesn’t get inked up?

Step 1, mount your stamp on an acrylic block and decide which area you want to colour first. Using as many post-it notes as needed, cover all areas of the stamp you don’t want to add the colour to.

Step 2, ink up your stamp, making sure you cover the exposed area. Don’t worry about getting ink on the post-it note. Once your stamp is nice and inky, peel off the post-it notes and stamp as you would normally. Clean the stamp.

Step 3, now cover the area you’ve already stamped with the post-it notes and then ink up the other part of the stamp.

Remove the post-it notes and stamp the other part of the image.

This works especially well with clear photopolymer stamps as lining up is much easier. Alternatively using a tool such as the stamparatus works well.

I created this Art Gallery card using the technique above – it really makes this simple stamp pop.

 
Product List

Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set

£20.00

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad

£7.00

Pretty Peacock A4 Cardstock

£8.25

Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad

£7.00

Terracotta Tile A4 Cardstock

£8.25

Stitched Rectangles Dies

£33.00

Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder

£8.25

Pretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon

£7.50
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