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Celebrate the Fan Club anniversary with challenges
Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the computer screens in the lives of the Dirty Girls? Have you ever browsed through a Dirty Dozen gallery and thought, "I'd like to be a fly on the wall of her stamping space..."

Here's your chance. "A Day in the Life of a Dirty Girl" is the theme for this year's Dare to Get Dirty Challenge week. From July 21-27, the Dirty Dozen Designers will be hosting daily challenges for the Fan Club and giving peeks into their creative processes. Watch this forum thread for more information.

- The SCS Crew
Collage Stamping
The art of collage can be intimidating. How do you layer colors and images to make a beautiful finished piece? What if you mess up? New tutorial author Shelly Kuck share's her secrets in this week's tutorial.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Ink
  • Sponges
  • Tooth brush
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Embellishments
  • Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Jenifer asked: "I remember reading about a faux marble technique that used marbles and reinkers (I even bought marbles so I could try it), but I can't seem to find anything about it. Do you know of a technique like this?"
    A: Have no fear! This is an easy technique. You'll need an empty stamp case, a few marbles, reinkers, and removable adhesive. Adhere a piece of cardstock to the case lid, add marbles and a few drops of reinkers. Close the case, and swirl marbles through ink. Flip case over, and roll inked marbles over the cardstock. Open the case, and remove the patterned cardstock! You can add more color by repeating on the same cardstock with a different stamp case and colors.
    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Michelle has a hint for the paper clip bookmark tutorial: "When I make these, I like to run the patterned paper through my Xyron® first, adhere it to the chipboard, then cut with my Cuttlebug™. If you place the patterned paper side against the cutting edge of the die, it gives you a nice rounded, finished edge, and you don't have to deal with any sanding or messy gluing (other than waiting for the E6000!)."
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