Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #563 April 12th 2017
Impressions of Tarnished Foil  
New guest tutorial author Melissa Kerman shares her technique for layering dry and heat embossing with permanent ink to create a stunning mixed media panel.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Foil sheets or aluminum foil/tape
  • Embossing folder
  • Embossing powder
  • Permanent black ink
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Gail asks: "What is the proper placement for the message inside a card? Higher up? Mid area? I struggle with this."
    A: In general, I usually center a smaller or shorter sentiment about 1/3 of the way down on the panel - that gives me enough room to write a greeting above the sentiment and a message below. For larger sentiments, I would center the top line about 1" - 1 1/2" from the top of the panel.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Rose has a tip for the Grand Treat Basket tutorial: "I think this would be easy enough to just trace a dinner plate and hand cut it, then do the scoring and cutting to make the basket as large as one wants it. That's what I will do, because I don't have a large die. I might use my Cricut or Cameo if I mass produce."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Bendi Fold Create this unique shaped card using 3 pieces of cardstock.
    Bendi Fold tutorial
    Bendi Fold gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    Ribbon Roll Control
    Organize your ribbon and trim rolls with stylish, functional storage.
    Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
    Wisconsin crafters:
    Learn, create and shop
    next weekend in Milwaukee.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Stamper survey
    What's your most unique stamp set?
    Gel plate care
    Cleaning and conditioning
    DIY clear gesso
    Ways to make your own
    Sympathy card designs
    Honor the family or the deceased?
    Prestamped images
    Storage ideas
    April 5 to April 11
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Shadow stamping.
    Egg hunt.
    Try this color combination: Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo.
    Sunshine on a cloudy day.
    Tape, tape & more tape.
    My Sweet Petunia Blog.
    Check out Donna's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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