Sunday, November 16, 2014

30 Supplies for a Cardmaker

1.  Stamps - I prefer acrylic because you can see what you are doing.
2.  Idea books - Close to my Heart has two that have step by step directions for making cards.
3.  Inks - a variety of colors but black and brown should be your first ones.  I love archival black ink.
4.  Pigment inks - for doing wet embossing.
5.  A stamp cleaner and spray.
6.  Blocks if you are using acrylic stamps.
7.  3 -d foam tape (also called pop dots).
8.  Glue dots - for holding heavier pieces on your cards.
9.  Pen glue - for smaller spaces that need adhesive.
10.  A good adhesive, I like Duck Easy-Stick Adhesive.
11.  An all purpose non-stick, heat resistant mat.  We sell an awesome one.
12.  VersaMat - cushioned on the back for stamping, self-healing on front for cutting.
13.  Score board - more texture and scoring.
14.  Sanding kit - especially if you use white core paper.
15.  Paper - essential obviously.
16.  Piercing tool - for lifting, making holes for stitching and brads and a variety of other helpful uses.
17.  Markers - to color in your images.
18.  Liquid Glass - for shining up your images or to glue down heavier objects or 3 -d flowers.
19.  Blending pen - for coloring right from your ink pad.
20.  Embossing folders - texture, texture, texture.
21.  Ribbons - Add so much to cards.
22.  Bone folder - to make your folds perfectly flat
23.  Shimmer trim - like ribbons but no tying required.
24.  Embellishments - sequins, sparkles, brads, etc.
25.  Washi tape - fast way to decorate your cards.
26.  Baker's Twine - like ribbons but easier to tie!!
27.  Embossing powder - to make awesome raised images and so much more.
28.  Craft heater - to use with your embossing powder and pigment inks, a blow dryer does not work!
29.  Versamark ink - practically invisible to utilize in special embossing techniques.
30.  Trimmer - noone wants to cut by hand.

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