Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #666 April 17th 2019
Layered Vintage Card  
Guest tutorial author Ana Reese takes us through the steps for creating a vintage style card, from background to embellishments.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Inks
  • Stencils and stamps
  • Embossing powder
  • Embellishments
  • Focal piece or panel
  • My Sweet Petunia Cut-Align  
    Precision measurement plus precision cutting makes for beautiful projects with the Cut-Align™ tool from My Sweet Petunia.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jo wants to know: "I wanted to ask about coloring with colored pencils on stamped images. Very often, I get lines where I've stopped and started coloring, especially in larger areas. Is there a technique I can use to avoid doing this?"
    A: If you're getting lines with your pencils, you might try lightening up on your pressure - the best way I've found to do that is to grip my pencil back further from the point. A friend describes light pressure as 'tickling the paper' - that helps me remember just how much pressure to use. For large areas, too, you can do a base layer with alcohol markers, and then shade with pencils over the top. There's more information about coloring techniques and pressure in the Pencil Monochrome tutorial HERE.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Fern shares a tip for the Spring Card tutorial: "Great card and I really like the idea of using it for a placecard. My son is getting married next spring, and I'm going to show it to him and his future wife. I'm also going to try and use it as a way to display some pictures of my grandchildren. "

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