Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #729 July 8th 2020
Double Panel Gate Card  
Guest tutorial author Mary Deatherage will show you how to step up a traditional gate fold card with additional front panels.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Lydia asks: "How can I create the look of wood on my card?"
A: The easiest way to create wood grain is with inks, using a 'direct to paper' technique (dragging the inkpad across the cardstock instead of using an applicator). You can add more detail and depth with a stencil or embossing folder. We have a site tutorial HERE that shows the technique, using the inked paper for a die cut frame. For a more distressed and crackled look, grab some ink, paint, and school glue, and check out our Faux Barn Board tutorial!

Feedback From Past Tutorials
stampingnut has a tip for the Cardboard Roll Album: "I've made these before and they are a blast to create! Have used this and several other binding methods. One tip that I found helpful was after I flattened the tubes with a bone folder, I ran them through my embosser/die cut machine. This extra step helped to keep the tubes really flat as they weren't flat enough beforehand for the binding method I used. Makes for a more finished, tidy look as well. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!"

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Center Step Gift Card Tuck a gift inside this fancy fold card.
Center Step Gift Card tutorial
Center Step Gift Card gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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
Remember mulberry paper?
Current sources and projects
Slimline cards
July MISTI challenge
Any size but A2
Looking for a special item?
Post in our ISO forum!
July 1 to July 7
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Wipe those worries away.
Luv Bugs.
Try this color combination: Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam, Neutrals of choice.
Paper Hugs.
Argh, Dust.
Free for All: Friday
[F4A541] Double down background.
Color Shot.
Check out Mary Fran's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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