Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #843 September 21st 2022
Double Door Pop-Up Card  
Guest tutorial author Vy Tran shares her design for a shaped card with doors that open when the top is lifted.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Trimmer and scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Pat asks: "I have 2 sets of layering dies that look the same. Though they will be stored in separate envelopes, I know they will end up scattered on my work surface. How would you make identification of the sets easier?"
    A: I have used a fine-tip Sharpie marker to identify sets on the back (with similar layering sets I've written an A or B on the back side). Another option is to color code them. I have a package of colored dot stickers that I use on dies as well - I use them so I know which dies are retired, but they'd work great for keeping sets together too. They stick well to the backs of the dies and don't affect the cutting or pressure at all.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Susan shares her insight on the Double Stamped Vellum technique: "The tool for pressing and smoothing paper over a surface is called a baren. I use an empty lotion jar; your alabaster candle holder works perfectly! I love this technique, can't wait to try it!"

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