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So Clutch!!

Hello, crafty friend! Today I’m kicking off a new mini series of card tutorials using the “So Clutch” stamp & die set from Catherine Pooler Designs. Let’s get started with the first project…

Step 1: Stamp, Color, & Cut

I started this project by scrolling through my “Color Palettes” Pinterest board for inspiration. The photo I ended up loving this time was this one…

I then played around with mini ink pads and alcohol markers until I landed on these seven inks and seven markers.

Next, I stamped out loads of images from “So Clutch” in an alcohol marker-safe ink onto a thick white cardstock before cutting them all out. Since there are such fine details on these, I decided to color over each of the bag fronts entirely with alcohol markers then went back in to add fine details on top with white, glaze, and shimmer gel pens.

Step 2: Layout Planning

I’m determined to use up the patterned paper scraps piling up on my desk, so I started with an A2 card base and began piecing bits together until I found a layout I liked.

Step 3: Adding Dimension

The first layer added to the card base was a mint colored piece trimmed to 4″x5.25″. A die cut piece of textured white cardstock was then added on top of it using foam adhesive.

Stitching was added to a 1″ wide stripe piece and 2.5″ wide dotted piece before securing them to the card front with adhesive tape.

A 2.5″ circle and die cut clutch were attached next using foam adhesive.

Step 4: Sentiment, Sequins, & Splatter

The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock and trimmed with fishtail ends before attaching with foam adhesive. Sequins were added, and finally a bit of white pigment and clear sparkly ink was splattered about.

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. I hope you come back soon to see the next project, and subscribe for automatic email updates.

Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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