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I love FREE stamps!

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Just before Thanksgiving I received a surprise package from Stampin’ Up!  Inside was a new stamp set with a nice note from Shelli, the CEO and co-founder.  What an awesome surprise! The card shown here was made with the Emboss Resist Technique.  Here’s directions on how to create this effect: 1. Stamp your image with clear ink on glossy card stock. 2. Add clear embossing powder and heat. 3. Use a small piece of sponge to rub ink onto each flower.  The embossed flowers will resist the ink and remain white. Try it!

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Dry Embossing without a light table!

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  Have you ever tried to dry emboss dark card stock using a light table?  It is almost impossible to see through dark heavy card stock!  Here’s a great technique for dry embossing on dark card stock: 1. Stamp an image onto the card stock.  For the sample shown here I used the swirl from Season of Joy.  You want to select a detail image will look good even if you don’t get all the details just right. 2. Lay the card stock on a foam pad with the stamped image face up.  Cover the card stock with wax paper. …

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