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Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to share with you how to create a CAS and colorful critter card using some fun techniques. This card is perfect for sending someone a little bit of love and cheer. So, let’s get started!
Techniques you’ll learn
Stamping: Using clear stamps to transfer images onto a cardstock or any paper of your choice.
Coloring: Adding color to your stamped images using your preferred coloring medium, such as Faber Castel Polychromos pencils.
Die Cutting: Using a die cutting machine and dies to cut out your stamped images or other shapes to add dimension and interest to your card.
Adhering: Attaching your stamped and colored images onto a card base using adhesive of your choice.
Creating Contrasting Colors: Choosing bright and contrasting colors to keep the design pretty CAS and happy.
Adding Sentiments: Writing or stamping a sentiment to convey your message on your card.
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- Clear Stamps by MFT Stamps – Hug It Out
- Glue – Mono Multi Media
- Dies – Sizzix circle die (ON SALE on Amazon) and Waffle Flower Crafts stitched die
Step 1: Stamp your images Choose your favorite critter stamps set, in my case, I used the “Hug It Out” stamp set from MFT Stamps. I stamped two darling images onto a piece of white cardstock.
Step 2: Color your images Using my favorite coloring medium Faber Castel Polychromos pencils, I colored my stamped images. You can use any coloring medium of your choice.
Step 3: Die cut your circles Next, I used my Sizzix and Waffle Flower Craft’s Dies to die cut my images into circles. You can use any circle die that you have on hand.
Step 4: Choose your Distress Inks For this card, I wanted happy and contrasting colours to keep the design pretty CAS, so I went with bright shades of Distress Inks.
Step 5: Adhere your images I adhered my images onto the coloured circles using Mono Multi Media glue. You can use any adhesive of your choice.
Step 6: Adhere the circles onto a card base Next, I adhered the circles onto a white card base. You can use any coloured or patterned cardstock for your base.
Step 7: Add your sentiment Lastly, I added my sentiment using a black pen. You can use any sentiment that you like, or even create your own!
And there you have it, a CAS and colorful critter card that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. I hope you found this tutorial helpful and inspiring. Happy crafting!