If you are new to rubber stamping then never fear! With just a few basic supplies you can soon be creating great work!
Shrink plastic is a surprisingly versatile crafting medium. The thin sheets of plastic become a fraction of the original size and much thicker after heating. This means that the plastic is easy to work with and ideal for many projects.
If you fancy trying something a little different with your stamps, then how about having a go at stamping on fabric? Our About.com Painting guide, Marion Boddy-Evans has written an informative article about fabric stamping - How to Stamp on Fabric.
This is a lovely way to get even more use from your stamps or if you are after a specific design, carving your own stamps from erasers or carving blocks will also work well. Here are some tips for successful fabric stamping:
There are several great books that talk about stamping on fabric in more details. These include:
I can't think of a time when it has been easier to buy and sell handmade items online! Online marketplaces such as Etsy, Artfire and the large number of other specialist handmade marketplaces that have opened over the last few years, means that buyers and sellers from all over the world can virtually 'meet' to do business. This is a great opportunity for people wanting to make and sell cards - and it is also ideal for buyers who are looking for handmade items and can't find what they want locally or who are looking for something a little different.
If you are thinking about selling handmade cards then the following articles may be of interest:
If you have experience of buying or selling handmade cards online then you are welcome to share your experience with others. Use these forms to submit your thoughts: