Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kaisercraft - Tuesday Tip - Cork Sheets

Hi Everyone,
 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

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Such a wonderful card! The technique of stamping on cork looks awesome!

  2. Now there are some clever, interesting tips & techniques!! LOVE how you've die cut it, especially! And gorgeous, gorgeous card:):)

  3. WOW how wonderful to be able to use the cork in a die cut machine.. really love how you have used the cork.. love the card.. thanks for sharing.. Happy December!