Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Ink Blending, Thinking of You

I Love You Every Minute Card

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a project I created using the new “At Home” collection from Catherine Pooler Designs which releases today!

Let me walk you through how I created this card…

Step 1: Stamp & Cut

To start, I stamped & die cut loads of little clocks from the “Every Minute” stamp set. The colors I chose to work with were copied directly from the “Wallpaper” patterned paper pack. I find it very handy CP lists the coordinating ink colors right on the bottom of the cover, and that this month’s release also included a new set of mini inks to go along with it. (If you don’t know, I am obsessed with CP mini ink pads.)

Step 2: Ink Blending

Using low tack tape and a blending brush, I portioned off triangular sections and went to town blending in rainbow order. I overlapped each color by a sliver to give a more random & blended sun ray effect.

Step 3: Cut & Trim

Next, I trimmed 1/4″ from the long side of a top folding A2 card base. I trimmed the rainbow piece to 3.75″x5.25″, and the white top layer to 3.25″x5.25″. I also die cut a circle window into the top white layer.

Step 4: Stitching

I used adhesive to tack down the white layer over the rainbow piece, so it would stay in place for sewing. (Note: I never put adhesive under the area I intend to sew. I don’t want to gunk up the machine.)

Since I’m still getting used to my new machine, it got away from me, so I had to carefully cut the threads and get a new white piece. Thankfully the ink blended panel was saved.

Step 5: Final Assembly

Everything went well for my second attempt at stitching, so I added a clock and sentiment with foam adhesive. I tied a bit of turquoise twine around the panel and popped on a few of the Sofia sequins before adhering the whole panel to the card base using foam tape.

Step 6: Final Touch

I supposed my card could have been done at this point, but I needed something more. This always happens to me. So, I taped off the areas I didn’t want to get wet splatter on, and flicked on a bit of shimmery ink. CP inks are water reactive, so I didn’t want to risk smearing the sentiment or clock face details.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Okay, there it is! It’s so bright and happy and sparkly and all the things I love. I really hope this brings you joy and inspiration to create your own rainbow.

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Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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