For this week's Tuesday Tip I thought I would show you how to make the most Kaisercraft's new 12x12 Cork Sheets.
First up the Kaisercraft dies are perfect for cutting out a beautifully crisp cork diecut. Just be sure to remove your diecuts from the dies slowly as the cork may tear if you are not careful.
Kaisercraft Products: CB152 12x12 Cork Sheets - 2 pk, Decorative Dies - DD303 Clock, DD500 Script Word. DD506 Foilage
Once you have cut out your diecuts, you can alter the cork by stamping and embossing. The first example is stamped with 2 tones of blue ink and the second example is stamped with white and embossed with white embossing powder for a crisper image. The third example is stamped onto the cork then hand cut around the stamped image.
Kaisercraft Product: Clear Texture Stamp - Chevron CS149, Script CS752, Clear Stamp Set Pop-Treats CS197, Ink Pad Berry IP731
Here I have dry embossed the cork, which is a little trickier, as it can warp a little, but it is still very effective for creating texture. The cork can also be used with all your punches quite easily. I coated one of the punched borders with gesso for a softer look.
You can pretty much play around with any medium for different effects. Here I have misted and painted the cork.
Kaisercraft Product: Paint Candy
For a grungy distressed look try tearing your cork.
I created this pretty card with the cork examples and the new Cherry Blossom Collection.
Kaisercraft Products: CB152 Cork Sheets, Cherry Blossom Collection - Paper Pad PP958, Collectables CT816, Clear Stamp Set Pop Quotes CS198, Clear Texture Stamp - Script CS752, Ink Pad Red IP 734, Pearl Brads - Pearl EM930
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