Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #374 July 31st 2013
Mechanical Iris  
Guest tutorial author Melanie Schulenberg will show you how to create a card with an interactive window.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Spellbinders - Enhancing Elements  

Nestabilities® Enhancing Elements from Spellbinders® are innovative die templates that can be used alone or mixed-n-matched with any dies from the Nestabilities family to easily add texture and dimension to your projects.
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Kim asked: "What is the best glue to use when adhering Vellum to a project. I have tried snail, Tombow™ multipurpose glue, and even glue dots and a glue stick and they are all visible through the vellum. I would love for my vellum projects to not be marred by the obvious look of glue showing though the paper. Any suggestions?"
A: I have never tried vellum adhesive. I usually hide my adhesive under another cardstock layer or ribbon. I attach the vellum layer with eyelets or ribbon.

We have a thread discussing vellum adhesives here.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Dina has a suggestion for the Magical Masking Tape tutorial: "I have used my clear block stamp plain. Ink it up and it gives it a like image as well. Great for that perfect blocked background."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Scherenschnitte (Scissor Cut) Stamping Recreate the famous Scherenschnitte silhouette technique using rubberstamping supplies.
Scherenschnitte (Scissor Cut) Stamping tutorial
Scherenschnitte (Scissor Cut) Stamping gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
Storage options for your paper punches. Watch our videos for ideas. Package deals available.
Serendipity Stamps
Exquisite stamps and dies for every occasion. Make a beautiful impression on friends and family.
Join us for Mini VSN this Friday, August 2nd. Plenty of challenges and chatter to inspire you.
Join the Dirty Girls for Fan Club challenges, chatter and prizes this week. Entry deadline is August 5th.
This Week's Hot Topics
Keep them organized
App to keep track of your tools
Martha Steward Scoreboard
Replacement Score tool
Copic Markers
Blending Tips
Inspirational Sites
Where do you go to be inspired?
Adding Glitter
Making it look uniform
July 24 to July 30
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
First fifty.
Sketch challenge.
Try this color combination: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar.
Tickle a teapotter.
Custom matting.
Urban Outfitters.
Check out SarahJane's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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