Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #346 January 16th 2013
Puzzle Piece Resist  
Beate will show you how to combine die cutting and embossing resist to create unique backgrounds.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Background stamp
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Dies
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • The Ultimate Pen Storage  
    If you are spending more time organizing your markers than you are coloring pretty pictures, check out our Ultimate Pen Storage Product Focus review and photo gallery.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Elisabeth asked: "I am having problems figuring out what glue to use to adhere metal flat backed faux or swarovski jewels. Regular glue and runner don't seem to stick well. Once dry, they pop right off. Also, glitter and metallic-y papers seem to need something other than liquid glue. Any suggestions as to the best glues to do what with?"
    A: For the jewels I would probably use Glossy Accents, strong clear liquid adhesive from Ranger. For glitter paper and metallic paper I would use Scor-Tape. I LOVE that tape and use it for most everything.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Aubree has a suggestion for the Loopy Flower tutorial: "The new Mod Podge or Plaid hot glue finger tips are good too and hot pink!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Embossing Resist Emboss images on light colored cardstock, then apply darker ink to make them "pop".
    Embossing Resist tutorial
    Embossing Resist gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    Crafter's Companion
    Singles or stacked, pen storage that let you focus on coloring and creating, not organizing.
    Join us for an evening of challenges and chatter on our Virtual Stamp Night - mini edition.
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