Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Thank You, Thinking of You, Watercolor

Be a Light in the Darkness

Hey! Hey! I am back to share another project tutorial featuring the new “Summer Nights” collection from Catherine Pooler Designs! If you missed the first one, check it out HERE.

Here’s how I created this today’s project…

Step 1: Cut & Trim

I started with a top folding A2 (4.25″x5.5″) card base, a piece of textured blue cardstock trimmed to 4″x5.25″, and a piece of gingham patterned paper cut using the largest frame in the Scallops & Dots die set.

Step 2: Layer It Up

Before applying adhesive, I layered up all the pieces to get an idea of the finished layout. I wasn’t quite happy, so I cut the gingham piece into thirds removing a sliver from each cut edge, so there would be a slight gap between each and ensuring the dotted border would still show around the edge.

A bit of machine stitching was added around the blue cardstock before adhering it flat to the card base. Then foam adhesive and a T-ruler were used to attached the gingham pieces straight and evenly across the panel. It was at this point I also decided the card looked better in landscape format.

Step 3: Watercolor

I stamped the sentiment and loop image onto the white oval piece left over from the last project. I also used one of the moths left over from my last project which was stamped onto watercolor paper and embossed in white. Just as before, I squished my mini ink pads onto a large acrylic block to create a palette then painted the moth to coordinate with the patterned paper. (If you have re-inkers, you can use them for this technique as well.)

Step 4: Assembly & Final Touches

After securing the oval piece and moth with foam adhesive, I flicked lots of white and clear shimmer ink over the whole card front. (To ensure the sentiment didn’t bleed, I did cover it loosely with a scrap.) Finally, sequins were added.

And that’s it! What do you think of this coloring technique?

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Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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