Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #653 January 16th 2019
Valentine Tea Light  
Guest tutorial author Twila Davis shares how to make a sweet tea light centerpiece with a matching mat.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Anita asks: "I want to make 5"x7" lunch cards and want to use my smaller embossing folder. What can I do to make them look great?"
A: Since most folders are 4.25"x5.5", you'll need to place them sideways and run the card through twice. Place the folder at the top of the cardstock panel with the fold on the long side, then change the position of the folder after the first pass, matching the pattern if possible. If you're interested in making a purchase, Darice does make some 5"x7" folders, which I love... and Sizzix has a line of folders called Textured Impressions Plus that are 8.25"x11.75". I hope these options help!
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Prissequito has a tip for the Ice Rink technique: "Such beautiful results with this technique... sometimes I like to pick up the embossing paste with a wooden coffee stirrer or skewer."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Four Way Card Create a standing dimensional card with a suspended ornament in the center.
Four Way Card tutorial
Four Way Card gallery

You'll need a picture frame for next week's tutorial.
 
Clearsnap
Beautiful, crisp impressions with red rubber quality from Clearsnap.
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
TEXAS STAMPERS: So much stamp and papercraft goodness is coming to Dallas. Come and see us!
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Centering card panels
Share your best tips!
Card sizes
Besides A2, what do you make?
VSN is coming...
We need hostesses!
The perfect paper trimmer
Does it exist?
Die cutting plates
Some workarounds for longer use
 
January 9 to January 15
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Stacked stencils.
Divisional rounds.
Try this color combination: Granite, Mango, Razzleberry.
The great outdoors.
I've got your number.
MIX-Ability Mixed Media
[MIX311] Everything old is new again.
Paper Source.
Check out Lori's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
 
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