Hello, crafty friend! Today starts a new mini series of projects & tutorials featuring a tropical stamp & die collection designed by Kat Uno for Catherine Pooler Designs. Let’s get started with the first project…
Step 1: Stamp, Color, & Cut
Step 2: Layout Planning
Once I had a stack of die cut images ready to use, I began planning the layout.
I started with an A2 card front and drew lines with a pencil where I planned to do some ink blending and stamping, so I could better envision how the images would show in the opening.
Step 3: Ink Blending
Step 4: Stamp & Emboss
Step 5: Splatter
Step 6: Card Base
Step 7: Trim & Tape
Once the inked layer was dry, I trimmed away some of the edges until I was left with a 37/8“x51/8” panel.
The die cut images were also added ensuring a bit of foam adhesive was tucked under areas where they would hang over the inked area, so they would be protected from sagging.
Step 8: Finishing Touches
A few lines and dots were added to the bird with a white gel pen.
Finally, a few sequins were added, and that was it!
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– Laura Evangeline