Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #548 December 21st 2016
As you celebrate the season with family and friends, we'll take a Weekly Inkling vacation next week. We'll be back on January 4th with a fun tutorial to kick off the new year.

Our wish for each of you is a beautiful season with many memory making moments!

May your holidays be bright,
The Splitcoast Crew
Twisted Pop-Up Card  
Splitcoaststampers Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to create a pop-up card that opens out a 4-panel booklet with a twisting element.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Strong adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Decorative paper
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Taheerah wants to know: "Has anyone invented a decent ink for stamping on acetate that ISN'T Stazon?"
    A: The advantage of Stazon is that it dries very quickly, without heat setting. After testing the inks I have, these are the ones that gave a clear impression (I did heat set my samples to speed the drying process, but I'm fairly certain that these will all air dry, if you have the time and want to avoid warping): ColorBox Fluid Chalk stamped with a crisp impression that was dark and transparent, Memento Luxe ink has a longer drying time but also gave a clear impression that did not smear after heat setting, Brilliance ink dried quickly with a dark impression - this ink is the most opaque of the ones I sampled. Memories Dye Ink also passed the test, with a quick drying impression. ColorBox Archival Dye ink also dried permanently on the acetate, but gave a lighter impression.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Jean has a tip for the Star Fold Card tutorial: "Thank you for introducing me to a new obsession! I created a smaller card myself - the finished dimension is 2-3/4". The rectangle to start is 4" x 4-1/2" and the score points are at 2" and 2-5/8"."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Mini Treat Bags Make a cute treat bag for a holiday gift or place setting.
    Mini Treat Bags tutorial
    Mini Treat Bags gallery

    We will be taking a break next week for the holidays. We'll be back on January 4th with a fun technique to share!
     
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    Organize your ribbons and trims. The perfect gift for a crafter with rolls out of control!
    Clearsnap
    Small, raised pads with Cat's Eye® shape in themed hues get into hard-to-reach areas.
    Moddy Christmas, Everybody!
    Use our link to shop at Amazon for a fast & free thank you to your Splitcoast volunteers.
     
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