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Issue #756 January 20th 2021
Embossed Marble Background  
Guest tutorial author Shannon Smith will show you how to use embossing powder with spray adhesive for a multicolored background.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Leslie asks: "How do you line up die cut letters or alphabet stickers to adhere them to a card?"
A: I use a sticky note to help get them lined up correctly, with the sticky side up. The adhesive has a light enough tack that you can make adjustments easily, lining the letters up along the edge of the sticky side. It will hold the letters in place while you add your glue to the back. Once they're stuck to your card, just lift the sticky note away! You can line up the side edge of the note and the cardstock to be sure you're sticking everything down straight. This trick works great for individual letter dies as well.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kathryn has a tip for the Dahlia Fold tutorial: "I have found the first folds near the edge of the circle to be the hardest, especially if I'm folding a small circle, but here's a trick. Put the circle on top of a large stamp, rubber side down, and line up the two endpoints of your guide folds right at the sharp edge of the stamp. Push your paper down over the edge and you'll get the fold started in a nice straight line that you can then finish with a bone folder. Of course, you can use any block of wood or table with a nice sharp edge, but my stamps are usually handy!"

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Coloring Contours Add realism to colored images by shading contours and shapes.
Coloring Contours tutorial
Coloring Contours gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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This Week's Hot Topics
Die storage
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Bold, uplifting stamps
Sentiments for seniors
Beginning watercolor
Paper and ink recommendations
January 13 to January 19
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Floating elements.
Stock your stash.
Try this color combination: Call Me Clover, Whisper White, Cajun Craze.
To the Orient.
Make it monochromatic.
Tim Holtz Sizzix Board
Check out Debbie's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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