Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stamp School

Stamp School is officially in session January 1, 2012! That means you can get their new stamp sets, paper, ink, and felt starting tomorrow. To get you ready for the release, I thought I'd put a little product info out there so you know just what Stamp School is all about and the quality you can expect.

Cardstock
Poptone Cardstock from Stamp School is a heavy 100 pound cover weight cardstock. It works brilliantly for card bases, however we suggest you score your cardstock before you fold it, it's just THAT heavy weight. The Poptone Cardstock cuts beautifully with any diecut machine and die, even the thin wafer thin steel rule dies from My Favorite Things or Spellbinders. It has matching dye inks, and matching wool felt.

Inks

The Poptone Dye Ink from Stamp School is a raised dye ink pad. The inks are made to match the Poptone Cardstock. The ink pad comes with a hinged lid, so you won't ever lose your lid, and is labeled with the ink color. It works beautifully on our clear stamps, and because it is a dye ink you can do any technique fit for dye inks. We also have re-inkers available.




Felt
Soft to the touch yet sturdy, Stamp School felt is medium-weight 100% merino wool, imported from Holland. Be forewarned, once you craft with it you'll have a hard time ever going back to a blend or acrylic. Approximately 14 oz. per linear yard (36x72 inches) and 1mm thick, almost 1/16 inch. Our felt is not flammable,and safe for babies and children.

Stamps

Stamp School stamps are made in the USA with the highest quality photopolymer. 


Stamp School will release two stamp sets per month. One set is a themed image set, drawn by one of our illustrators. The other set is a sentiment set that is meant to be used on the inside of your handmade cards (although we’re sure you’ll love them so much they might take center stage on front too!).
That covers the products, but what about how to use the stamps? As the name implies, the site is opening up Stamp School to help teach stamping techniques from the most basic of stamping to cutting edge techniques that use the latest and greatest tools. Stamp School has a YouTube channel, where you can watch the Faculty (Design Team) create handmade cards, altered arts, or other paper crafting projects. They have a full line-up of tips and tricks that our Faculty will share with you every day on the blog. Lastly, they have step-by-step tutorials planned that the Faculty will share on the blog, and they’ll be available in the Stamp School archives.

Here are a few cards I've created with one of January's stamp sets:

This is just to pique your interest, if you want to find out more about this stamp set, check out Stamp School, and see really great cards, head over to Stamp School's Blog by clicking here.

1 comment:

Kelly Sas said...

Very helpful info.