Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #333 October 9th 2012
A pesky typo kept many of you from viewing our in-depth Product Focus review and project gallery for Spectrum Noir Markers last week. It's still available in site resources, and we hope you'll enjoy a peek today.

Sincere apologies to our friends at Crafter's Companion,
The Splitcoast Crew
Alcohol Ink Watercolor Background  
Guest tutorial author Colleen Schaan is back to show you how to use alcohol inks to create a gorgeous watercolor background.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Spectrum Noir Markers  
Blend, shade and highlight your stamped images with Spectrum Noir, an alcohol marker from Crafter's Companion created for crafting.
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Dottie asked: "What is grunge paper??"
A: Grunge Paper is a product from Ranger. It's great for 3D projects. It is thin, flexible and you can cut it with dies. You can read the full product description here.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Amanda has a suggestion for the Witch's Hat tutorial: "I bet I could use it to make these in all kinds of sizes. It would be cute to have a bunch of little ones in the window hanging from fishing line at different levels."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Crayon Rubbed Embossing Try a new resist technique with a white crayon and an embossing folder.
Crayon Rubbed Embossing tutorial
Crayon Rubbed Embossing gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
 
Clearsnap
Clearsnap® Molding Mats create great impressions on polymer clay, foil and more.
Gourmet Rubber Stamps
Hundreds of delicious rubber stamp designs sure to satisfy your stamping cravings.
Taylored Expressions
Beautiful holiday stamps and dies fresh out of the oven this week at Taylored Expressions.
Your Next Stamp
Save 15% on your entire purchase thru 10/31/12 with code YNSOCT2012.
Splitcoaststampers
Card making for cancer awareness. Crafting, support, challenges and prizes everyday in October.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
New Product
Silhouette Portrait
Unwanted Ink Spots
How do you hide them?
Vintage Style
Make it your own
Gorgeous Project
Snowflake Ornament
Removing Stickers from Glass Jars
Helpful Hints
 
October 3 to October 9
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Add a little dimension.
Trendy stuff - plaids.
Try this color combination: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Midnight Muse.
I believe.
Use this sketch for your card.
What are the odds?
Magpie.
Check out justbehappy's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
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