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Issue #544 November 23rd 2016
Twine Inlay  
Guest tutorial author Jeanne Jachna will show you how to use baker's twine to add color, warmth, and texture to a die cut opening.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Open die
  • Baker's twine
  • Adhesive
  • Sturdy cardstock or watercolor paper
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Nancy wants to know: "Why is my paper cracking when I emboss? I am using standard cardstock and the correct sandwich for my Big Kick and embossing folder but the paper keeps cracking, almost like its being pressed down too hard. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!"
    A: For a lighter impression you can actually run those folders through 'open faced' - for the Big Shot, turn the base plate to tab 2, then layer a cutting plate, the embossing pad, cardstock, the embossing folder (open, with the debossed side down), and the 2nd cutting plate. If you want a deeper impression you can use tab 1. If you're using a different machine or base, you may need to experiment to find the right pressure with the plates and layers that you have. Misting the cardstock with water or rubbing alcohol can also give it a little more flex to prevent cracking.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kay has a tip for the 3D Stamping tutorial: "I have used a similar technique. I stamped the image once, colored with chalks, then used a stamp positioner to stamp again in the same color of ink. It sharpens the image."

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