Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #276 August 31st 2011
Coloring with Distress inks  
Guest tutorial writer Yvonne Hagane will show you how to watercolor with Distress reinkers.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Joanne asked: "Where can I find a tutorial for the Grand Calibur? I just bought one and need to see a video or step by step tutorial."
A: Check out our Snowflake Garland Tutorial . You can see how to use the Grand Calibur there. I LOVE my Grand Calibur and this tutorial will show you how to use yours.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Anne has a suggestion for the Loopy Flower tutorial: "I use hot glue with a chopstick instead of my fingers. Or, if you get your fingers near the glue, have a bowl of ice water to dip them in ..no burns. Both work great!

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Faux Leather with Masking Tape Use some masking tape and your choice of inks to give your paper a leathery look.
Faux Leather with Masking Tape tutorial
Faux Leather with Masking Tape gallery

You will circle dies for next week's tutorial.
 
Scor-Pal
No More Shims for the Cuttlebug & BigShot - it's truly the only embossing mat you'll ever need.
My Creative Classroom
Our fall semester is open for enrollment. Take your stamping skills to the next level.
Digi Darla
Instant fun with our exclusive offer. Use code Splitcoast and save 40% on all stamp sets thru 9/5/11.
Stamping Bella
Have you seen the Uptown Girls? Quite possibly the cutest release ev-ah in all of Bella-land.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Distress Inks
What are your favorite colors?
Dry Embossing
Sanding paper and other techniques for dry embossed paper
Fun Foam
Do you use it for stamping?
Small Paper Scraps
Do you use or toss them?
Product Talk
Scoring Tools
 
August 24 to August 30
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Embossed kisses.
Bright kraft color challenge.
Try this color combination: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, More Mustard.
Remember the thug, the big yellah bug?
Use this sketch for your card.
Recycling.
Urbanrose.
Check out understandblue's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
 
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