Hello! Thanks for joining me in the craft room with me today! Here I was with only the cat to talk to, and now, here you are. Last week we talked about card making, and my top 6 must-have items for making a basic card. A lot of card makers become stampers, so today, I thought we’d talk about stamping, specifically … what exactly you NEED to start.
Naturally there are a lot of options, as with card making, so I’ll try to break it down for those who are just starting out in the world of stamping.
- ACRYLIC BLOCK
- INK PAD
- STAMP CLEANER
That’s it for the absolute basics you will need to start stamping. Of course there are lots of extra things you can get … like embossing powders, heat guns, anti-static pouches, markers, pencils, paints … but these are the things that you will need to get you started.
If you are working with a limited budget, don’t be afraid to purchase small stamp sets. You’ll be surprised how versatile they can be. I have a number of video series on my YouTube channel showing you how to take one stamp set and use it 3, or 5 or 7 different ways. I’ll link to a few of those series in the show notes.
I enjoy stamping because I can’t draw, but I enjoy colouring in. Stamps solve that problem for me. If you are looking for stamps in Australia, I invite you to check out my online store, as stamps are my specialty.
Remember … people will tell you that you need a whoooooooole lot of things, but one person’s need is another person’s budget-buster or want-list item … so ease in at first, and if you get hooked, then you can start investing in the new toys.