Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #728 July 1st 2020
Faux Heat Embossing  
Splitcoast Community Manager Lydia Fiedler shows you a quick and easy hack for a faux embossed look.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Alexandra asks: "What size are the long cards everyone is making?"
A: Most slimline cards are about 3.5" x 8.5" when folded - the die sets that are coming out support this size card front. I usually cut my bases to 7" x 8.5"; sometimes I'll cut them to 6.75" x 8.5" so I have a 4.25" square base to work with as well. Slimline cards are sized to fit in a #9 or #10 (business size) envelope. The #9 envelope is 3.875" x 8.875" which could be a snug fit but is fine for flat cards with few layers. A #10 envelope is 4.125" x 9.5", which would allow for a little extra thickness or width, or embellishments that hang over the edge a little.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
cardkat has a tip for the Bound Password Book tutorial: "I have taken a small composition book and covered it with decorative paper and decorated it for my password book - be sure to use pencil to jot down your passwords - if you are like me you will be changing your passwords from time to time. This is a great idea for one and a good tutorial. Thanks for the idea."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Cardboard Roll Album Upcycle cardboard rolls into this cute mini album.
Cardboard Roll Album tutorial
Cardboard Roll Album gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
 
Scor-Pal
Scor-Pal has done it again, the Stacker is a must-have for the crafter's arsenal. It is like having an extra hand.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Gallery searches
Finding keywords
Stamp organization
Category headings
Coloring skin tones
Pencil recommendations
Other mediums
New Blogger version
Changes and support
 
June 24 to June 30
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Rubber bands.
Sail Away.
Try this color combination: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape.
Tickle a Teapotter.
Sand and surf.
Happy Walls.
Check out Cathy's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
 
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