Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #670 May 15th 2019
Magic Envelope Card  
Guest tutorial author Kelly Acheson will show you how to fold a sheet of paper to make an envelope and card in one!
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Chris wants to know: "What is the best pen for making bright white little spots?"
A: I really love the Uni Posca pen for journaling and adding highlights in white. It's an acrylic paint pen that is available with a variety of tip sizes - I prefer the ultrafine (0.7mm) with the pin-type tip. I also like to use white gesso, dotted with a small ball stylus - I bought a set of inexpensive ones with different sized ends, so I can control the size of my dots.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Dina has a tip for the Faux Hardware Embellishments tutorial: "I didn't have Dimensionals so I used some small hexagon and circle dies on my project, cut out of rubber stamp mounting foam. They worked great! I used the back of a knife for the line in my screw."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Pearlized Button Emboss and paint a chipboard button to create a gorgeous embellishment.
Pearlized Button tutorial
Pearlized Button gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
The best selections of your favorite inks are all in the Clearsnap store.
This Week's Hot Topics
Alcohol ink backgrounds
Getting a metallic marbled look
Envelope storage
What about odd sizes?
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
How we're using it
Alcohol markers
Favorite papers
Color printers
Do you have a recommendation?
May 8 to May 14
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Stamp Shifting.
Think cluster.
Try this color combination: So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Neutrals of your choice.
Ask lots of questions.
Great Big Canvas.
Check out Cheryl's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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