Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #565 April 26th 2017
Shadowbox Frame Card  
Guest tutorial author Becky Roberts will show you how to create a dimensional card with a shadowbox frame inside.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool, bone folder and scissors
  • Shaped die
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps and embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Lisa wants to know: "How often do you use scrap papers and what do you do with them?"
    A: Scrap backgrounds are some of my favorites to make. I have a hard time throwing scraps away, and actually many of my favorite scrap and color combinations turn up when I'm cleaning off my desk! I often end up with strips of paper that are about 2 inches wide, and I like to use them in horizontal blocks for a background panel. I also enjoy making Herringbone and Starburst backgrounds. A tip for all these background styles - use adhesive label paper as a base for all your background pieces. It's lightweight, easy to use, and less mess. Once you have all the pieces in place, you can use a die to trim the panel to size.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Donna has a tip for cleaning up after the Embossed Kisses technique: "I have an old battery operated toothbrush ready and waiting to get into the grooves of things like this and stamps that need a bit more help to get the ink out of the grooves.It works great!"

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