Hello, crafty friend! Today’s tutorial is the third in the candy shoppe mini series using new Club Sursee stamps & dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. To start at the beginning of this series, visit THIS POST. Otherwise, let’s take a look at how this one came together…
Step 1: Base Layers
I started with a side folding notecard (3.25″x4.25″) base and a mat layer trimmed to 2.75″x3.75″.
Step 2: Stamp, Emboss, & Cut
I stamped the gumball machine out four times using clear embossing ink and heat set each with silver sparkle powder before die cutting them out.
(Tip: Use a low tack tape to hold your die in place and ensure it doesn’t slip when it passes through your machine.)
Since this image was quite delicate, I created custom foam adhesive shapes by running the die through my machine over double sided adhesive foam sheets.
Step 3: Inking & Stitching
Once again, I swiped mini ink pads over the card base to create a painterly background effect and added a stitched border to the mat layer with ombre thread.
Step 4: Acetate Windows
Clear acetate was glued to the back of each gumball machine and the excess was trimmed away.
Step 5: Trace & Stamp
Using the die, I traced along the outside edge of the window opening onto the mat layer, and stamped several colorful gumball images.
Step 6: Fill ‘er Up!
Once I stuck the die cut foam to the mat layer, I was able to fill the opening with sequins and lock them in by attaching the gumball machine on top.
Step 7: Stack, Flick, & Strip
The mat layer was secured to the card base using foam adhesive. White pigment and sparkly ink were splattered around the border. To protect the window and embossed image, I used the backing paper from the foam adhesive as a mask.
Finally, a sentiment was stamped onto a strip of cardstock, the ends were snipped into a fishtail banner, and it was secured to the card front.
That’s three projects down, and one more to go! How do you like this little mini card?
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– Laura Evangeline