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Issue #698 November 27th 2019
Stamped Layer Card  
Guest tutorial author Jenny Hall has a simple stamp positioning technique that will be great for mass producing holiday cards!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamp positioner
  • Cardstock
  • Background stamp
  • Inks
  • Low-tack tape
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kristina asks: "You've mentioned a sharpener that has an adjustable point length. is there a difference in the “long” sharp vs “short” sharp?"
    A: The handheld sharpener I use is HERE - I love it. Because of the angle of the sharpener, the shorter setting creates a wider base to a shorter point so there's less pressure on the tip when you press down to color. Also less of the core is exposed to the blade, so there's less chance of the core or wood 'catching' and breaking while you're sharpening.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Andrea has a tip for the Stained Glass Panels technique: "To write a message on the inside of a card like this, where the front is see-through, you can always add an insert. For a clean look, I generally make a slightly smaller notecard--maybe 4-1/8" x 5-1/4"--and adhere the back of it to the inside back of the card base so there is a 1/8" border on the top, bottom, & right sides. (The crease on the insert lines up with the crease of the card base.) That way, the front of the insert that shows through the card front is still blank, but you have the inside of the insert to write on."

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