Hello, crafty friend! Today I’m sharing the first of this month’s tutorials featuring new stamps & dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. Let’s get started with the first project…
Step 1: Backgrounds
Step 2: Cut & Stitch
The ink will set and dry down a tad less saturated, but I still wanted a softer look, so I stitched a piece of vellum on top of the card panel leaving a quarter inch exposed around the outer border before attaching it with foam adhesive to a top folding A2 card base.
I then die cut two cardstock pieces using the Vine & Frame die and adhered them together. The stacked was topped off with one more frame cut from textured white cardstock creating a nice thick frame which I attached to the center of the card front.
Step 3: Adding a Sentiment
At this point I decided I needed a sentiment on the vellum. If you’re making this card later, I would suggest adding the sentiment much earlier in the process, but I was already too far in at this point.
I really didn’t want to pull my card apart, so I used a stamping platform and tacky grid mat to guarantee perfect stamp placement. I also used an anti-static powder over the vellum before inking and heat setting. Luckily, everything went well, and I didn’t need to start over.
Step 4: Sequins & Splatter
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Until next time… stay crafty!
– Laura Evangeline