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Issue #567 May 10th 2017
Card Clutch  
New guest tutorial author Dee Slater will teach you how to fold a 12" x 12" sheet of paper into a smart card holder.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • 12" x 12" double sided paper
  • Embellishments
  • 3.5" x 5" notecards to tuck inside
  • Closure - magnets or velcro
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Marie asks: "I'm making a number of cards using a glitter cardstock as one of the layers. On top of this layer I wish to stick plain cardstock. What type of glue would be most suitable to use so that this will stick properly?"
    A: I'd try something with body, like a tacky glue, PVA glue, or a gel medium. You can spread any of these adhesives onto the back of the plain panel with a palette knife, and create a little texture that will sit down into the texture of the glitter. Be sure to weigh the cardstock down with a book or block to set it into the glitter layer, and to prevent any warping a heavier adhesive might cause.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Lydia has a tip for the Zentangling tutorial: "You can use any pen you like - as a matter of fact, last night I was using a Pentel Energel .05 - just my normal writing everyday pen - it has a superfine tip. I like the Pitt pens because the nibs are very durable and move smoothly across the paper. They also come in sets of various widths, including a brush, which is nice for filling in larger areas. You will find that some nibs are sort of scratchy or even splatter on the paper, so try them out in the store if they have a sample display. But the Pitts, most fine tipped Sharpies and even gel pens like my Energel work beautifully. I think Micron by Staedtler is another brand you would enjoy."

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