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How to Use Rub-Ons

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Stampin’ Up!’s new Rub-Ons are made to cling to surfaces that you might normally have difficulty stamping on – glass, tin, plastic, photographs, buttons, textured card stock, felt, cello bags, ribbon and chipboard too! How to use them: 1. Cut out the image that you want to use, including the backing. 2.  Peel the backing off your image and place it on your project where you want the image to be.  (Note: Tape your image in place on surfaces like glass and when using a larger image.) 3.  Rub evenly and thoroughly over the entire image with the wooden stick,…

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Rub-Ons Tips

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I started playing with my new Rub-Ons yesterday and wow are they fun and easy to use!  First cut out the one that you want, peel off the backing and put the rub-on down on the surface you want to adhere it to.  Rub the wooden stick across the top and gently peel off the top protective piece. I started by putting a flower on the glass votive holder shown here.  When you are putting a rub-on on a curved piece like this, you’ll want to tape it into place first.  The card uses a word rub-on on textured card…

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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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