Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #362 May 8th 2013
Die Cut Stamps  
Owner of The Cat's Pajamas Stamps Alma de la Rosa will show you how to use your decorative dies to create stamps.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Nancy asked: "Is there a secret to using markers on the rubber? I never get a good stamped image for the solid areas of the stamp. My images are streaked or smudgy."
A: Did you huff or spray the stamp after adding the ink to the rubber? Check this tutorial we have for water based markers. For alcohol based markers, you do the same thing, just spray the rubber with blending solution before stamping, instead of water.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Holly has a suggestion for the Lever card tutorial:" I used die to create the openings. I used two sizes of Spellbinders Labels 17 to frame a honeycomb made with Serendipity Stamps new pear die. I used graduated die to cut the two openings, blocking the smaller one (inside) so that it cut only on one side of the fold. Other than the larger size and using die for the openings it is the same as the tutorial."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Petal Card Create a petal card out of four cardstock circles.
Petal Card tutorial
Petal Card gallery

You will need Perfect Pearls and a chipboard button for next week's tutorial.
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