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You're Invited
This Saturday, October 4th, 2008, is World Card Making Day, and we're celebrating in style. We'll have challenges, chatting, and fabulous giveaways from some of our Member Companies! Mark your calendars and plan to play along. For more details, check this thread.

- The SCS Crew

Stippled Background
Create tons of texture with a little bit of ink and a stiff-bristled brush. We'll show you how.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Ask Beate
Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Joan asked: "Recently, I purchased some unmounted stamps. Now I am wondering the best way to mount them. Do you have any suggestions? Wood blocks, mounting temporarily on acrylic blocks, or some other method?"
A: When rubber stamps come mounted on smart cling cushion (rubber with foam that has a shiny side that will cling to your blocks), just stick them on an acrylic block. Rubber only stamps can be adhered to a block with double-sided tape or Aleen's Tack-It Over and Over. Once you have the stamps prepared, you can use them like you would use a wood-mounted stamp. Just ink, stamp, clean and store like you do with your other stamps. For a great discussion about using unmounted stamps, check this thread.
Your Comments
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Laura has a suggestion for the Frosted Filter technique: "I use liquid watercolor paints and coffee filters to make tie-dye creations with children. Just fold the coffee filter up until you get a triangle shape and then apply the paint. Let is soak through. Open it up and you have an awesome design."
From The Archives
Tutorials You May Have Missed
Emerging Color Try this little twist on Embossing Resist for a simple wow.
Emerging Color tutorial
Emerging Color gallery
Join Us Next Week...
We'll have a great alternate use for your scallop edged punch or any other border punch.
Featured Sponsors
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Exquisite Obsession
Use our hand-crafted flower embellishments to add a special touch to any of your creations.
Magnolia Stamps
Adorable and sweet. Magnolia Stamps have arrived.
Never put your Scor-Pal away again. The new Scor-Mat is here with a cutting mat & a work surface.
Hanna Stamps!
Happy Birthday, Hanna. See our celebration stamps.
Noteworthy Links
This Week's Hot Topics
Tool & Product Talk
Heat gun substitute
Shimmer cardstock uses
Perfect Pearls/Perfect Medium
Sizzix dies and Cuttlebug
Weekly Challenges
September 17th to September 23rd
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Try batik - the colorwash way.
Be inspired by the vibrant colors of autumn.
Try this color combo: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Baja Breeze
Use this sketch to make your card.
Use this sketch to make your card.
Use a charm on your project.
Limited Supplies: Friday 
[LSC187] Holly jolly critters.
Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge: Friday 
[SBSC159] Use this sketch for your layout.
Be inspired by Domino Paint Palettes.
Check out Terrore3's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Terry's work.
Sponsor Roundup
Splitcoast Sponsors
Pay a visit to our friends at:
Clear Art Stamps - Quality, artistic stamps. See our newest release: Birds of a Feather & Herbal Thoughts.

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