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Issue #665 April 10th 2019
3D Frame Display  
Guest tutorial author Betty Traciak has a fun way to show off photos, stamped images or die cuts with her standing frame display.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Open dies
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: mrsclark2001 wants to know: " I have seen some videos where stampers mask with stamping mask paper. I don't mask too often, but when I do, sticky notes have worked just fine. I would like to mask more though. In your opinion, do I really need a special masking paper?"
    A: I generally reach for a sticky note too, but there are some times that they're not best. They don't hold up well to multiple uses, and after several impressions in the same spot, ink starts to leak through them. (This usually happens to me when I'm working with overlapped layering stamps.) They're also only sticky on one edge, and if your image doesn't have a straight side, you're often cutting off a good portion of the adhesive when you create your mask. Masking paper, frisket film or even removable contact paper have the advantage of an all-over adhesive. They're also made to withstand a little more blending or brushing, and can be reusable.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Nicole has an idea for the Home-Sweet-Home Mini Album: "My jaw hit the floor when I saw this. I LOVE this!!!! My oldest is headed to college in August and this will be SO perfect to send her off with! I can fill it with photos of us and her sisters and it can be a memento of home."

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