Alcohol Markers, Cardmaking, Heat Embossing, Valentine, Watercolor

Ooh Lala Notecard & Giveaway

Hi, there! Yup, I am back again with the third of four projects I made with the new “Global Adventure Pt. Deux” collection from Catherine Pooler Designs which releases today! If you’d like to start at the beginning of this mini series, you can see the first project HERE and the second one HERE. Today, I’ll show you how I made this little notecard.

Step 1: Create the Base Layers

I had already stamped & die cut this little Eifel Tower when I made my first card, so I pulled that out along with a blank white notecard (3.5″x5″) from my stash. I added a layer of patterned paper (3.25″x4.25″) from the “Under the Eifel Tower” paper pad. Then I found a scrap of vellum (2.75″x4.5″) and watercolor paper (2.5″x4.25″), so I added those as well. (I really love making cards with scraps.)

I wanted to spice up the plain watercolor paper, so I went for a simple stripe this time using the new Minted ink color. I didn’t get a photo here, but once it dried I did add splatters in white, iridescent, and Oh, Boy! as well.

Step 2: Cut & Color

I colored the Eifel Tower image with alcohol markers and added a bit of silver and white embellishment with gel pens. I also die cut several hearts out of scraps of vellum and “Ooh Lala” from cardstock before heat embossing it with my favorite glittery powder called “Disco Ball

Step 3: Wrap it Up

Now I was ready to secure all the layers together. I added stitching to the base layer patterned paper first. Then I secured the vellum layer under the watercolor paper and tied a bit of twine around the lower portion before adhering it to the base with foam tape. I also secured the sentiment, Eifel Tower, vellum hearts, and several sequins from the Paris mix as the final touch.

That’s the third card down now, and one more project (a tag) left to share with you, so be sure to visit me again soon.

In the mean time, I’d like to invite you to visit me over on Instagram for a collection release InstaHop and $50 gift card giveaway.

Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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