How to Stamp

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert stamp artist Christina Crawford breaks down different ways to stamp artistically.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: I am Christina Crawford and I have been a Stamping Up Demonstrator for eleven years. I was a Tax Accountant before I was a Stamper, so, I am the poster trial that if I can do this, anybody can, and over eleven years, Ive taught hundreds of people how to stamp. Its fun, its easy, and it can be very fast too. So, watch these segments and you'll learn a lot.

    Today, were going to show you six different ways that you can stamp. There are so many techniques, but for right now, we are going to do six. Well start off by doing two-step stamping, then well go into masking, embossing, there is a clip on backgrounds, there is a clip on watercolors and markers.

    Now, there are different tools that you will need to get started and to do each one of those, but I'll mention those in the clips for you. So, lets go ahead and get started. Well start off with two-step stamping.