Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #388 November 6th 2013
Northern Lights  
New guest tutorial author Melissa Banbury will show you how to create a Northern lights look on cardstock.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Marilyn asked: "What is the best glue to use on die cut words....to place on cards?"
A: I don't think there is really a best way. It's all about personal preference. You can use liquid glue, or you can use a Xyron machine. Or if they are bigger, you can cut dimensional adhesive into smaller pieces and use them to pop up your letters. I usually choose my adhesive depending on the size of the letters.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kay has a suggestion for the Bokeh Background tutorial: "I use black buttonhole thread to replace the antennae that have to be cut off when I do butterflies - It makes them extra realistic."

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Card Pouch Make a sweet card pouch to hold a set of note cards…perfect for holiday gift-giving!
Card Pouch tutorial
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You will need 3" wooden blocks, black pipe cleaner, mod podge, felt and orange wire for next week's tutorial.
 
Spellbinders
Die D-Lites are just perfect for cards, tags, ATC’s and even mixed media.
Ranger
Vibrant ink in a dual-tipped pen for stamping, coloring and water-based ink techniques.
iCopic
Lowest price with great selection and fast shipping service.
Top Dog Dies
Exclusive craft dies plus top brands. Free shipping with $60 order. Offer ends 11/13/13.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Altered Books
Adding Color to White Pages
Fun Projects
Using 12" x 12" paper
Copics
Mixing Custom Colors
It's getting cold outside
Favorite Snowman Stamps
Fun Technique
Starburst
 
October 30 to November 5
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Stamp on the sticky.
Stitching or faux.
Try this color combination: Old Olive, Real Red, Calypso Coral.
Laissez les bon temps rouler.
Masked fun.
MIX-Ability Mixed Media
[MIX40] Stick it to me, darling.
Charm City Cakes.
Check out stampwithkristine's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
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