Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #557 March 1st 2017
Pencil Monochrome  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to achieve different levels of shading with a single pencil.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Debbie asks: "I have a lot of sets of stamps with matching die cuts...how do you store those? I try to keep them together but it isn't working well."
A: I use Evernote to organize my stamps and dies, so if I have a matching set, I just add a "matching die" tag to both entries - that makes it easy to find them together in a search. I have my stamps and dies stored separately - my dies are on magnet sheets in hanging file folders, and my stamps are on plastic sheets in card boxes, all stored by category. Some people are using durable, clear envelopes to store their stamp sets - in that kind of system it would be easy to cut a piece of magnet sheet to size, put the coordinating dies on it, and tuck the sheet in behind the stamp set.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Penny has an idea for the Shaving Cream Stenciling tutorial: "I must admit I like what I see left on the plate too. I think when I am all done scooping with the card, I'd finish off by dipping white cardstock into the shaving cream and press lightly."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Guitar Card Make a guitar shaped card for the music lover in your life.
Guitar Card tutorial
Guitar Card gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
Ribbon Roll Control
Organize your ribbon and trim rolls with stylish, functional storage.
Copic Marker
Coloring, hand lettering and certification classes coming soon to a city near you. Save the date!
This Week's Hot Topics
Crafting chairs
Comfortable and pretty?
To the point
Best pencil sharpeners
Frugal gel printing
Using craft paints
Watercolor cards
Matching the base
Scottish themed stamps
Who knew?
February 22 to February 28
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Seashells by the seashore.
Think spring.
Try this color combination: Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss.
Tickle a teapotter.
It's my favorite.
Check out Karen's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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