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Issue #837 August 10th 2022
Diorama Full Card  
Guest tutorial author Cristena Bagne shares her fresh take on a card with a dimensional diorama on the front. Download her free cut file and create along!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Score tool
  • Downloadable cut file or nesting shape dies
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Lauri asks: "I have several clear stamp sets that I just hadn't gotten around to using. I'm now having a very difficult time getting the stamps to peel off the plastic sheet they come on. A few of them, though I've pulled slowly and with even pressure, have torn. Is there a trick to getting them to release?"
    A: I haven't had this happen, but I know that the materials in some clear stamps and the release sheets can begin to react over time. I checked the forums for tips - some popular ones seem to be putting the stamps into the freezer for some time, or heating the sets either in warm water or with a hair dryer. Washing in warm soapy water was also suggested.

    If anyone has another suggestion, share it in the forums HERE!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Sandy is ready to try out the Stamped Masking technique: "I can't believe I found this. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have all the materials but wasn't sure if it would ruin my rubber stamp. What great directions - clear and simple. Thanks for helping me out... six years later!"

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