Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #359 April 17th 2013
Watercolor Embossing Resist  
New tutorial author and Unity design team member Erin Schreiner shows you how to combine Embossing Resist with a waterbrush element.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Embossing ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Distress marker
  • Water brush
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Synthia asked: "I see lots of people making their own envelopes that match their cards so beautifully and I do enjoy making card sets to give as gifts. What kind of adhesive could I use on the envelopes that allow the recipient to 'lick and seal' later? Is there a special technique to apply it on custom made envelopes?"
    A: There are quite a few envelope glues out there. You can find them on amazon and other online stores. We recently had a product review on Kreate-a-Lope templates. They were kind enough to send their envelope glue. I tried it out, and it worked like a charm.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Cathi has a suggestion for last week's chevron strip tutorial: "I love this look...I ran the strips through the big shot and embossed them after I cut them and it looked very cool...and hid the score lines....

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
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