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Issue #337 November 7th 2012
Grand Treat Basket  
Guest tutorial author and DD alumni Theresa Momber will show you how to create a darling treat basket out of circle die cuts.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Grand Scalloped Circle Nestabilities dies
  • Grand Calibur
  • Adhesive
  • Brads
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Yvonne asked: "What is the difference between the distress ink pads and the regular ink pads such as Stampin UP, Colorbox, etc.?"
    A: Great question! Distress Inks are just water-based ink pads on a linen pad, similiar to the previous Stampin' Up! inks. There are three basic types of ink pads - water based dye ink pads (Distress, SU, Memento Dye Ink and others), Pigment based ink pads like some Color Box pads, Stampin' Up! Craft Inks and others, and then there are solvent based ink pads like Staz-On that are good on non-porous surfaces.

    The Distress line is in more muted colors designed for aging projects, and not for more vivid stamping images. What is special about them is that they stay wet longer then regular dye inks which make them great for a variety of techniques - they are good for sponging, using direct to paper, embossing with clear embossing powder etc.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Larry has a tip for the photo tile tutorial: "If the ink is running, most likely you do not have a waterproof ink. Some are, some are not. The Epson dye-based Claria inks are not affected if they get wet. If the tissue itself is running, then you need to get better quality tissue. There are ink jet compatible art tissue papers available - Dick Blick has them - expensive, but all quality paper is. The biggest problem is avoiding wrinkles and tears. A brayer will likely tear the tissue."

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