Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons

Thursday already! Blimey, this week is flying by! I'm a little late with my latest video - #2 in the Lynn's Lessons series. This is inspired by my friends comments at my class last week so I've decided to go back to basics as there are probably a lot of newbies out there who want to start papercrafting but don't know where to start.

I've been crafting for many years and have accumulated a lot of supplies - I like to think of myself as a collector rather than a hoarder!! I bought most of it either from local craft shops or on-line but was frustrated that it was almost impossible to find papers, card and embellishments that matched. That's one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! everything co-ordinates so beautifully.

My sister-in-law got me into stamping many years ago but I found wooden stamps expensive and the quality of photopolymer sets a bit hit and miss and I almost gave up because I couldn't always get a proper image - I'm a bit of a perfectionist you see. I also found ink pads dried out quickly.

I tried lots of different techniques dry-embossing, quilling, punch art, distress ink, perfect pearls, flower soft, die cutting, embossing folders..... the list goes on. Then I discovered Stampin' Up. I ordered a punch from a local demo, booked onto a class and within a very short time had signed up as a demo and my love affairs with SU began.  (TBH I find it hard to use my old supplies because the quality is so poor compared to what I use now!)

So what do you really need to get started - some pretty paper, card stock, ink and a few stamp sets. Essential tools are a good trimmer, glue, scissors, a cutting mat to protect your work surface and you're ready to start creating and having fun.

Here's the latest video - I'd love you to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any future videos and any feedback would be wonderful. I know there's plenty of room for improvement but practice makes perfect (so they say):-

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As always, thanks for stopping by.

Lynnie C

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