Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #738 September 9th 2020
Spanner Panel Card  
Guest tutorial author Wendy Lee will show you how simple it is to create this multi-layered card.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Trimmer
  • Acetate (optional)
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sandy asks: "I'm new to stamping. How do I stamp an image on top of a background keeping the image white?"
    A: Welcome to a wonderful hobby! To make a card like you're describing, you'll need to stamp the focal image first. You'll stamp the same image again on thin paper (a sticky note works too), and then cut it out just inside the outline. Add a temporary adhesive if needed, and lay it right over the first stamped image to cover or 'mask' it. The paper mask will protect the image so that you can create your background, even inking or stamping right over the mask. When you remove the mask all of your background will appear to be behind the image you stamped at first. You can find a full photo tutorial with video HERE.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    dancingpurplecat has a tip for the Brush Stroke Foiling technique: "If you placed the letters on a piece of craft mat inside the sandwich, it would keep the letters from sticking. The craft sheet can withstand temps up to 450°."

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