Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #175 September 9th 2009
Tent Topper Card  
For an out-of-the-ordinary card that will still fit in a regular envelope, try this card created by Dirty Dozen Alumni Michelle Wooderson.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scor-Pal® or other scoring tool
  • Strong Adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Personalize It With JustRite™ Stampers  
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Patty asked: "How is the watercolor spread technique done?"
    A: I haven't tried this technique yet, but learned how to do it from one of our members. It looks easy. Just wipe an Embossing Buddy over Shimmery White cardstock. Stamp image with white pigment ink, then emboss with clear embossing powder. Mist water generously until you see puddling. Dip a paintbrush or Aqua Painter into desired reinker color, then touch the brush to the image. The color will spread through the water, filling the image with multiple shades of color. Allow to dry.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Neenie has a suggestion for Cutting with Borderabilities: "I bought Paper Glide and spray it onto the paper before beginning cutting and I think that it is works wonderfully."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Grid Technique Create a faux tile look and/or lovely backgrounds with your scoring tool.
    Grid Technique tutorial
    Grid Technique gallery

    Make sure you have your iron, a decorative napkin, an old book page and plastic wrap handy for next week's technique.
    Create unique borders for cards & scrapbooks with 12" Borderabilities Grand Die Templates.
    CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month Club
    Get a card-making kit delivered to your door each month -- 50% off your first kit.
    Hanna Stamps!
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    This Week's Hot Topics
    Blogging and posting
    Where do you post first?
    Trick or Treat
    Kindergarten treats
    How do you store yours?
    Base for stamping
    A hint of shadow
    Working with chalk
    How do you set yours?
    Product Talk
    September 2 to September 8
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Try your hand at making your own stamps.
    Use dimensionals on your CAS cards.
    Try this color combo: Basic Black, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
    Create wall art.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Silly September.
    Sand it.
    Limited Supplies: Friday 
    [LSC236] A little scrapling, just for you.
    Sketch Challenge: Friday 
    [SBSC204] Use this sketch for your scrapbook page.
    Be inspired by Moyna bags.
    Check out LMcAree's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Lori's work.
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    Weekly Inkling is published each Wednesday by Splitcoaststampers as a free service to our members.
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