Monday, 30 July 2012

Washington DC mini book by Julie Jacob

Thanks to Julie for sharing her latest project, a vacation mini book. The inspiration behind this mini book was a trip to Washington DC.


Julie took the luggage label design from the July download and created a stamp using just the lines part. What a great idea. You don't have to use the whole stamp, just a part of it!







See more pages from Julie's mini book on
http://juliejac.typepad.com/crazy_little_thing_called/

Here are a few more snapshots where Julie has created her own stamps using stampmaker.




Julie's stamps created purposefully for her mini book




Monday, 23 July 2012

imagepac stampmaker online instructions


For those that they prefer a brochure format to their instructions, take a look at this page flipping online version of our stampmaker instructions.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hello pretty by Julie Jacob

Thanks Julie for sending this project.

What you need:Stampmaker to create the stamps. Bunting stamp was downloaded from the free July downloads from Teresa Collins Stampmaker website.Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (pink chevron), Pink Paislee (crowns), Teresa Collins Designs (teal),  Sassafras for Studio Calico & My Mind’s Eye (banner papers), Echo Park (Viewmaster)
Embellishments – Jillibean (hello pennant), Studio Calico (butterfly stickers & Pinstripe mist), October Afternoon (circle tidbits), Recollections (vintage flowers), Ormolu (All smiles button), Teresa Collins Designs (decorative tapes).
Butterfly punch – Martha Stewart
Stapler – Tim Holtz
Letter stickers – American Crafts Thickers  - Lullaby
Ink – Tsukineko (Versafine – Onyx Black, StazOn – Dove Gray), TPC Studio (Aqua)
Date Stamp
3D foam squares - Thermoweb

Monday, 16 July 2012

Juste pour toi by Stephanie Bise

Stampmaker Stephanie Bise sent in an image of her cute hippo (yes, they can be cute especially in this instance!) stamp with the French words, 'Juste pour toi' which I believe means 'just for you'! Created using stampmaker, this is great idea for card making. You could add bespoke name stamps too!

Thanks Stephanie for sending that in.
Please send in more of your projects. At Photocentric we love seeing what projects are created using stampmaker. Designed or created something unusual, then let us know!

Just email photographs of your stamps and projects and share what you have been up to!

Friday, 13 July 2012

New! imagepac stampmaker video instructions



We have spent the last couple of months working on a new video instruction for imagepac stampmaker.

Broken down into 5 steps, we hope this provides people with an overview of how you can create your custom designed stamps with stampmaker!

It is less than 3 minutes, long so take a look! Happy viewing.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Grunge pattern thank you card by Amanda Robinson

Amanda from the design team has created a summery thank you card using 4 stamps from our FREE July downloads. I particularly like the grunge pattern squares. Thanks Amanda especially for taking these pictures when the weather was against you...and a hedge was in the way!
Find out below how this project was created.


What you needStamps created from the July FREE download. Stampmaker. Embossing ink. Embossing powders in 3 different colours. White card, dimensional adhesive pads, adhesive rhinestones.
How long does it take?45 minutes
TIPS
Rub an anti-static bag across your card before stamping and embossing to avoid stray grains of embossing powder from melting where they shouldn’t.
How to create this project1. Create a card base measuring approx. 6”x4”.
2. Stamp and emboss the background stamp 3 times, using 3 different colours.
3. Cut or punch 2 squares measuring 1 ½ “ from each of the embossed backgrounds and adhere them to the card background using 3D adhesive.
4. Stamp and emboss the flower and oval frame stamps in colours to match the card. Add the “thank you” sentiment to the centre of the frame.
5. Cut out the flower and frame and layer on top of the squares. Add some rhinestones to the centre of the flower to finish.


From JULY download grunge pattern
Floral blooms from JULY download
All these stamps were created with Stampmaker



Monday, 9 July 2012

Detailed bird stamp by Cricri

Thank you to Cricri who has kindly decided to share one of her projects with us. This delicate and detailed Bushtit bird image stamps particularly well. You can see all the fine detail.
Cricri downloaded the image from clker and made a negative which she then used with her stampmaker.


Take a look at the fine detail on the negative. You can download the negative from our website. Click here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Printing negatives with a laser or inkjet printer?

Printing dark negatives is a crucial part of stampmaking when you are using the stampmaker and it can be confusing when there are so many printers out there!
So, whether you are using an inkjet or laser printer, both can be used to produce stamps.

We generally recommend inkjet printers as all you have to do is adjust your printer settings and go! Laser printers need a little more help to ensure that negatives are printed dark enough to make stamps.

Sally (one of our stamp making experts!) has made two videos to help. I hope that you find these useful and would love to hear your feedback.

How to print a negative using a laser printer

Printing a negative from an inkjet printer

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Thank you gift box

 Our Design Team have been busy again...this time creating this very cute gift box that has been personalised with the recipient's name.
Lucky Mrs Padilla!