Did you know that if you have an electronic diecut machine you can use it to create negatives for your stampmaker? We recently had to create a stamp and a project for the last HSN segment that Teresa did using this method. At first, we kept having issues with the polymer forming dome shapes where the cardstock was cut away but finally figured out that if we added a piece of transparency in between the polymer and the cardstock negative-it eliminated the dome effect and you ended up with a nice solid polymer stamp image.
Monday, 28 March 2011
The Stampmaker range is being demonstrated by Christine Illis - our favourite French stampmaker and creator of many lovely and informative tutorials. Check out her blog lescreasdepilou.com
If you are visiting Version Scrap at Vincennes just 10 minutes from Central Paris - come and see just how easy it is to use. Stampmaker is at Kerglaz stand A2 - and is on sale there too.
If you need an excuse to spend a weekend in Paris in the spring sunshine - coming to buy Stampmaker is THE perfect excuse! Just think of the lovely projects you could make with your own stamps, embosses & stencils of photos taken in Paris! Fantastique!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
A special thank you to Shannon from Provocraft, Tammy, Angela from Creative Critterz and Teresa Collins for the invite to the Stampede in Dallas last weekend. It was great learning about Cricut and demonstrating how it works in harmony with the Stampmaker.
Thank you also to all the lovely people I met doing the Stampmaker demonstrations and make n takes... of which this picture was one...
You guys ROCK!
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Today was a great day for Photocentric,Teresa & La Fourmi - our Distributor based in Belgium: the Teresa Collins Stampmaker won 1st prize in the SMAC Gold Award for Innovation in the Kit & Decoration class! Everyone at La Foumi was thrilled!
The Stampmaker has had a great reception - despite my French explanations! I made a lot of French text negatives to make stamps, but as always it is the filigree & photos that steal the show!
I think I should make a stamp of Lionel, Audrey, Carol & - proudly holding the award - Kathy from La Fourmi.
Congratulations to the winners in the other classes and to all entrants with some great products. In 2 weeks, we will be at Version Scrap, again in Paris.