4-split - A needle tool with 4 needles placed very close together. Used with a self-healing piercing/ perforating mat to cut out a design.
Archival - Safe for preserving, high resistance to aging.
Brayer - A rubber roller that is used to apply inks to paper surfaces.
CS - Cardstock
DP - Designer Paper
DTP - Direct to Paper
EP - Embossing Powder
Piercing - Making tiny holes in vellum or cardstock with needle piercing tools.
Perforating - Cutting out an image using a needle tool with several needles placed extremely close together. This will leave a serrated almost lace-like edge and is used in place of scissors or a craft knife.
Die Cuts - Cut shapes made using a die cutting machine. Great for embellishing cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafted projects.
Dye Ink - Quick drying ink that is not normally colorfast, usually water based. Some dye inks are archival (fade resistant) & waterproof dye inks like our Shades™ dye ink colors, which can be embossed when stamped on vellum.
Opaque - A surface that doesn’t transmit light, it cannot be seen through.
Pigment Ink - Usually acid-free and resistant to fading. Perfect for embossing as it remains wet long enough on card stock to add the embossing powder.
Translucent - This is between transparent and opaque. You can see through it but not clearly.
Transparent - Can be seen right through like a window (ie: acetate).
Vellum - A translucent paper.
White Working - A design etched and dry embossed on vellum that is not colored.