Specialty Stamping Paper – Is There a Difference?

Short answer… yes!  Wow!  I was amazed with the results I saw from stamping on Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper.  I picked some up a while ago and decided to give it a try using some new stamps I had received from a recent CTMH order.

I wanted to use my Tim Holtz Distress Markers, so I used CTMH Archival Ink to stamp my images from a couple different sets.  Our stamps pick this ink up so well to begin with, and the special paper just seems to grab it!  You barely need to press your stamp onto the paper; the biggest hint I have is to make sure you don’t smudge!  The more pressure you put on your stamp block, the more likely it is to slide, and smear your image.  So press lightly, then pick the block straight up.  Your paper will likely stick to the stamp, and you’ll need to carefully tap it away, or peel it off slowly (definitely don’t slide it).  I used ATC sized papers and here are the results I got – so crisp!!

Here is a card I ended up making using one of the images from Party Animal, after colouring it with my Distress Markers.  I’m not the most patient person when it comes to drying time, so I sped up the process by heat setting the images with my craft gun before colouring 🙂

Here’s a card I completed using images from the Bee Happy set, stamped onto watercolour instead.  Here, you can see the different between the two different papers, both deliver very different results from regular cardstock.  Stay tuned to the blog to see some finished projects using the bees stamped on the specialty paper!

If you need any of these great supplies, you know where to go!  Click the links 🙂
Black Archival Ink
Party Animal –currently unavailable 😦  
Bee Happy

Don’t forget that you can get the August Stamp of the Month for just $5 with any $50 purchase (and join the “August Surprise Hostess Party for a chance at more rewards)!!!


My next adventure is to do some colouring with the new CTMH alcohol markers when they arrive!! I’m SO EXCITED!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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