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Issue #301 February 29th 2012
Faux Letterpress with M-Bossabilities™  
Beate will show you how to add color to your embossed backgrounds in a few easy steps.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • M-Bossabilities, or other embossing folder
  • Grand Calibur, or other die cutting machine
  • Ink pad
  • Cardstock
  • Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™  
    Detailed embossed and letterpress creations have never been easier than with new M-Bossabilities™ folders from Spellbinders.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Maureen asked: "I have a question about the faux tile card. Are there any other options instead of copic markers to colour in the stamped image? I don't have any and don't really want to learn to use them. Also, do I need a special black ink to stamp the image? Will any of this bleed under the Glossy Accents?"
    A: That is a good question. Ink and coloring mediums that are not waterproof will not work with Glossy Accents, so look for waterproof mediums. Do a test - scribble the color medium that you are thinking of using on a piece of scrap cardstock. Add a bit of Glossy Accents over it to test if that coloring medium will work with Glossy Accents or if the colors will run.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Jay has a suggestion for the Six-Fold Card: "I have an idea to slightly alter it. I am going to glue the 2 bottom flaps to the back of the card and use it as a gift card holder."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Six-Fold Card Create a special fold card out of one piece of cardstock.
    Six-Fold Card tutorial
    Six-Fold Card gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    Spellbinders Paper Arts
    M-Bossabilities™ - Unique, reversible embossing folders.
    Two designs. Twice the value.
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