Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #573 June 21st 2017
Paper Bracelet  
Guest tutorial author Betty Traciak will show you how to transform scrapbook paper into a customized bracelet, with a gift box to match.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Double-sided paper
  • Adhesive
  • Pencil (as a form)
  • Elastic thread
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kate wants to know: "What is your favorite die or set, and why can't you live without it?"
    A: I am so glad I purchased the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics sets - these are rectangle die sets that are sized for perfect matting on A2 cards. I make a lot of full-panel backgrounds, and these dies produce a perfectly cut panel with a finished edge and just the slightest border. For full-panel techniques like Herringbone or the Starburst Background, the dies create a perfect panel and trim off all the excess in one pass through the die cut machine - that's difficult to do with a trimmer, and scissors never get the edges quite perfect enough. These are simple and practical dies, but they save my trimmer blades from a lot of wear.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Lorna has a tip for Glitter Highlighted Embossing: "I did something similar to this. I stamped my image in VersaMark and then heat embossed the image with a glittery embossing powder. I then used a sponge dauber and colored over my image and fussy cut it out. It turned out very pretty and sparkly and the glitter seems to stay in place."

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    This Week's Hot Topics
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    June 14 to June 20
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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