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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Crafty Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

It is Tuesday and I thought perhaps I would go for another tip/technique.
You may have come across this technique before, if so it is a reminder
or it could be completely new....reverse stencilling.
Take a die and an ink pad - I've chosen the very classic Labels One.
Completely cover the cutting side of your die with ink. 
Do not worry, it wipes off later with a baby wipe. 
Slide the inked die template onto the blue base plate, pop a piece of card on top, cut/emboss.
Not only do you have an inked surround but also the edge of your die cut is border inked.
 
This looks particularly effective with flowers.
An inked Blooms Three.
And how it looks cut/embossed. 
 It certainly gives you another very effective option with your dies - give it a try...
At Saturday's Knit and Natter we had a little raffle for a 
baby blanket.  Delighted to announce the winning ticket is....

Congratulations Brenda from East Malling - your prize is on its way.

Back in the shop today, Elliott is keeping me company -
I'm thinking he should do the dusting!

Take care friends.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tip Christine, must give it a try. Glad you have Elliot for company, enjoy your day both of you.
Pauline

Carole Z said...

Nice tip Christine, thank you! Have a good day, you two! Carole Z X

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine, thanks for the great tip. I always add ink whilst the card is still in the die but I have never tried doing it this way.
Poor Elliott - dusting is one of my pet hates. I always try not to disturb it!
Enjoy your day
Lesley

Diane said...

Great tip! I love the inked edges, but would be particularly good when cutting flowers...will give this one a go for sure.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. What a great technique and one I haven't tried before. Hope you both have a good day at the shop ~ get the dusting done first Elliott, then it's over and done with (spoken from the heart of one who doesn't like dusting!)Hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Thanks for the great tip. I have never inked the die before, I will now : ) I'm sure Elliott will be delighted to do the dusting....not! It is one of those jobs that just has to be done though, doesn't it. Remind him that you could have asked him to clean the loo instead : ) Have a good day together. Take care.

Chris said...

Another top tip Christine, thank you. Poor Elliott, you are a slave driver, I like dusting, if I lived closer I would do it for you and be in heaven around all your crafty lovelyness. Enjoy your day together.
Chris xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, what a brilliant tip. I had not heard of it before but will definitely give it a try.
Hope the dusting goes well.
Elizabeth x

Rosie said...

What a great tip!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Another great tip today,I must give it a try.
I am pleased you have got Elliott for company,I am sure he is looking forward to doing the dusting.
I hope you both have a good day ....Take care. x.

Jackie said...

Great tip. Have not used inks with my dies, will definitely give it a try.
Enjoy your day together x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Great tips will have a go love Jean Z xxx

Little crafter said...

What a fab idea x

PharmacyMichele said...

What a fab idea-not tried this before. I'd do the dusting if I could work in your shop (or any craft shop) but i'd probably spend more than I earned!!

Michele.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

What a great tip - I will be doing this! X

Belinda. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow !! what a terrific tip, I'm going to try this one.
Congratulations to Brenda, you lucky girlie.
Have a good day, especially Elliott, dusting !! yuck !! haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Your tip is new to me and will be giving it a try later after i have done my dusting ,that is if Elliott wouldn't mind coming over to do it for me after he has finished yours ?

Well done to the lucky winner of the blanket

Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great tip will give it a try. Poor Elliot, mind you I would rather do the dusting than ironing, my real pet hate.
Enjoy your day in the shop both of you.
Lydia
X

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine and Elliott,
What a great Tuesday Tip, it's like making your own border stamps!
Knowing what a gorgeous, well mannered lad Elliott is I am sure he will be fine about flicking the feather duster about! Although when I think about it there are quite a few things to dust around, poor Elliott. How is his sleeping now, any easier? Lack of sleep makes you so washed out.
Has he tried listening to an Audio Book, a sometimes that helps as it clears your head of any worries!
Sending huge hugs to you both,
Sandra xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, i hope you had a lovely weekend. What a fantastic tip, not one ive tried or even thought of. I think if Elliott is that good at dusting you can hire him out!lol. Hugs Emma x

hazel young said...

Great tip Tuesday Christine thanks for sharing, glad you knit and natter went well xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, I've never seen that before. Hope Elliott is getting some sleep now. Take care. Claire

Lacelady said...

Ooh a technique I hadn't thought of - thank you for sharing. Now I have something else to try.

Janice said...

I love this tip Christine, thanks for sharing! 👍
Have a nice day in your shop.
Janice x

Janice said...

Hi Christine, I remember this tip from when I attended one of your classes in your old premises. A great tip that I do use, but not that often as I forget to try it out on new dies. Will try and remember to do it again soon. Janice x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. I´ve always been a bit nervous about messing with my dies but This sounds a great tip.
If Elliott likes dusting I´ve a whole house he can do.

Love Val in Spain x

Laura O said...

nice tip ,don't work him too much he looked tired last week ha ha.Laura O

LyndA said...

Fabulous tip Christine. Thank you. I've never heard of it before.
Hope Elliot's sleep pattern is beginning to readjust. Take care all xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. The Postie has just brought my Tool 'n One, can't wait to try it out later! Many thanks to you and Elliott for sending it out so quickly.Hugs,
Maggie x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
Fab technique.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mac Mable said...

Great technique...new to me and will be giving it a go! Made and ate your Lemon and coconut recipe cake over the weekend, yummy x Beverley x

Jackie Elliott said...

Thanks for this tip, hadn't thought about inking the die this way, will be trying later today when its play time!

Maggie C said...

Hello Christine. What a clever tip that is - why didn't I think of it. Must give it a go. I don't think Elliott should do the dusting, not nearly creative enough for him! Have a great day. xxMargaretxx

LoraineC said...

Thanks for the tip I've never tried it that way, good luck with the dusting Elliot ;) x

SusanP, Kent said...

What a fantastic tip. I've never seen this technique before and would never have thought of it. An edged aperture AND die-cut best two-for-one I've seen in a while! Sympathy for Elliott - dusting makes me sneeze - it's best left where it lies!
Sue

Craftychris said...

What a brilliant tip ! I have never heard of this before, thank you! xx

Linda said...

Hi Christine
Thanks for the great tip and for my tool in one which the postman delivered this morning.
Would love to play with one and try the other but today my 6 week old grand calibur broke and has to be returned to supplier.
Could this be a quality control problem as I see from the internet broken caliburs are a common problem.As you are on the design team perhaps it is something you could raise.
Thanks for all you tips, my day starts with your blog and often evenings find me trying to imitate your cards
Love
Linda
South shields

Linda said...

Christine
Should have said this is my second calibur. The other one broke after 18 months. I sent it to the address supplied by spellbinders but it was not possible to get it repaired
Linda

Elaine said...

Another brilliant tip Christine x

AnneRD said...

A great tip Christine, must remember to copy this. Hope Elliott is well rested. Anne x

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