Birthday, Cardmaking, Congrats, Ink Blending

Oh, Happy Day!

Hello, crafty friend! The tutorial I’m sharing today is the third in a mini series of tutorials featuring Becca Bonneville’s latest stamp & die collection for Catherine Pooler Designs. To start at the beginning of this mini series, visit THIS POST. Otherwise, here we go…

Step 1: Cut, Blend, & Stamp

I was inspired to create this layout by the pile of die cuts on my desk left over from previous projects. The four scallop frames and rectangle are remnants cut using the Scallops & Dots die set, and the three balloons are from the Party Animals stamp & die set.

In the same fashion as the first card in this series, I created a rainbow of color by blending inks in a swirling motion onto the paper overlapping each color slightly for a nice blend.

One of the background images from Oh, Confetti! was stamped repeatedly in light grey ink onto the front of an A2 (4.25″x5.5″) card base.

Step 2: Stamp & Stack

The sentiment was stamped onto the center of the die cut rectangle in black ink, and the frames were adhered to one another creating a single thick & sturdy piece.

Tip: If you find your alignment isn’t quite perfect when stacking the frames up, and the white layers underneath draw attention to it, just add a bit more ink blending to those areas and they’ll blend right in.

Step 3: Put it all Together

Next, the frame was secured to the card base. The rectangle sentiment piece was then added with a trimmed sheet of foam adhesive. The balloons were added as well taking care to add bits of foam under the portions which overhang, so they wouldn’t get bent.

Finally, loads of colorful sequins were added and of course I finished it off with splatter using white pigment ink and clear shimmer ink to match the rest of the cards we’ve created in this set so far.

Ta-da! That’s the third one down. We still have one more project to go! Have you been enjoying the mini series style of tutorials so far?

If you’d like to see more projects, please visit my Gallery. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube as well. Be sure to come back soon for the final project(s), or subscribe for automatic email updates. Until next timeโ€ฆ stay crafty!

โ€“ Laura Evangeline

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