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Here is a PDF file containing all of the technique classes I have done so far. The document contains instructions as well as images showing the cards we made using the techniques.

Stamp you foreground first and stamp it again on some scrap paper or sticky note. Trim the image on the scrap paper exactly, or slightly smaller. Layer this mask on top of the foreground image. Stamp your background on top. The background will appear behind the foreground image.

Blender Pens
Blender pens are an alternative way to match the colour of your card stock to your coloured image. First push your stamp pad together. Then open your stamp pad and put your blender pen on the ink that has transferred to the lid (do not put it on the actual stamp pad).Colour your image in. To clean the blender pen, just brush lightly on your mat. Use wet wipes to clean the lid of your stamp pad.

Faux Tearing
Carefully tear the scrap paper. Add soft waves if so desired. Apply removable adhesive to the back of the scrap paper. Adhere scrap paper to card stock. Ink a brayer and then apply ink to card stock until the card stock has the color you are looking for. Stamp over the brayered section. Pull off your scrap paper and remove adhesive residue.

Stamp the image onto the card and again onto an extra piece of card stock. Trim the extra piece to a small circle or square to become the spotlight. Colour it and mount on a coloured card stock mat. Mount this, lining up with the first stamped image on the card.

Mirror Image
Stamp image toward the top half of card stock, then stamp again on acetate. Turn the acetate over (ink to card stock) with image lined up under the original image to form the reflection. Brayer over acetate to transfer image. Mirror image will be slightly lighter than original.

If you want them to match try stamping off once before stamping your original image to the card stock.

Ink a background stamp with classic ink. Press a solid type stamp onto the background stamp to pick up the ink and then onto card stock. You can also press inked stamps onto a background stamp and then stamp either stamp for an interesting effect.

Paper Piecing
Stamp an open line image once on a neutral colour card stock and then again on patterned paper (designer paper or create your own patterned card stock by stamping). Cut out the portion of the image from the patterned paper that will be pieced onto the neutral image. Cut right on the line or just outside it. Apply with glue stick.

Faux Embossing Folder
Punch small shapes out of a piece of card stock the same colour as your card base or background card stock. Adhere the punched shapes being careful to get the edges glued down well. The punched shapes can be adhered in one layer or two layers to create a dry embossed background look similar to an embossing folder run through a Big Shot or Cuttlebug.