Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Product Focus
If you've ever been a bit baffled by a new product that everyone seems to be talking about, wondered how something really worked, or what real crafters would say about it, we're here for you.

Next Wednesday, you'll see a new feature here in the Weekly Inkling. We've gathered a group of seasoned paper crafters, and periodically, they'll test a featured product and report findings to you with pictures and descriptions of how things work. You'll get the answers and how tos you need from people you know. We're excited about this new feature, and we hope you will be, too.

Unclaimed Prizes
Two weeks ago, many of our Inkling sponsors gave away almost 300 prizes. Surprisingly, we still have a few that are unclaimed. Check out the prize page. If you see your username listed and have NOT made contact with the sponsor company to claim your prize, contact us at [email protected]. We'll get you hooked up. And hey, if we don't hear from you by May 1st, we'll assume you don't want to make room for the new loot in your stamp room.

See you next week!

- The SCS Crew
Trifold Pocket Card
Tuck a special note into this pocket created from a single sheet of paper. For a card that's a gift, too, try adding a tea bag or gift card!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Patterned paper
  • Card stock
  • Paper cutter and scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    "Sorry! I answered last week's question wrong. I was asked about the Reinker splash technique, but mistakenly described the Ink, Spray and Smash Technique. The Reinker splash technique was featured by Pat Huntoon in a recent Technique Junkie Newsletter. I don't subscribe to that newsletter, so I can't explain more about the technique. Sorry for any confusion it might have caused."
    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kim has a suggestion for the Misting with Markers tutorial:”Another way to do this is to LIGHTLY mist your paper before you stamp the image. It will give you about the same effect."
    From The Archives
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    Brayered Batik
    Create an exotic looking background with your spectrum pads, a brayer and a water mist bottle.
    Brayered Batik Tutorial
    Brayered Batik Gallery
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    This Week's Hot Topics
    What do you do with yours?
    Organizing patterned paper
    Show your appreciation
    Card inspiration
    How do you use yours?
    Background stamps
    Clean and simple cards
    You are not alone
    Dew Drops
    More Copic discussions
    Good marker choices for coloring hair
    Style preference and storage
    Is the Copic DVD helpful?
    What about the Spicas?
    Weekly Challenges
    April 16th to April 22nd
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Create a gift card holder.
    Try this color combo: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
    Use this sketch to make your card.
    Use something acrylic.
    Limited Supplies: Friday 
    [LSC164] Make a long card without using patterned paper.
    Be inspired by Freshcut Fabrics.
    Check out Sparklegirl's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Silke's work.
    Sponsor Roundup
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