Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #307 April 11th 2012
Triple Layer Pop-Up Card  
Kim Score will show you how to create a triple layer pop-up card.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Paper cutter
  • Scoring tool and bone folder
  • Strong adhesive
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Maria asked: "When I buy a digital stamp and I print it, the ink from my printer bleeds. What am I doing wrong?"
    A: It sounds like you are using an inkjet printer. Those are a bit tricky. There are several things you can try.

    You can try letting the image sit overnight. Emboss the image with clear embossing powder to make sure it won't bleed.

    I had the same problem. Some inkjets work better then others with digital images. Mine didn't do well either. It was frustrating and I finally switched to a black and white laser printer. I got it on sale for under $100 at Best Buy.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Shala has a suggestion for the Herringbone technique: "I'm going to make this and then run it through the Cuttlebug with a folder that will make this look more like a quilt. "

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Sliding Pop-Up Card Create a card that moves, pops and stands all at once with this sliding pop-up technique.
    Sliding Pop-Up Card tutorial
    Sliding Pop-Up Card gallery

    You will need an embossing folder for next week's tutorial.
     
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    April 4 to April 10
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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