Thursday, October 6, 2016

Distress and Dies for DIY Designer Paper Layers

Autumn Clark here, your newest Tutti Designs Design Team member.  I am so honored to be a part of this talented team and begin working with this fabulous new range of dies.  I am amazed by the intricate designs and variety offered by Tutti Designs.  Personally, I am drawn to multi-layered projects and mixed media.  I am happiest when making an inky mess at my workspace.  For my first project I dreamed up a boyish color scheme and had papers in mind that didn’t exist when I went looking.  So I decided to create my own coordinating papers for this card as a gentle introduction for you into the world of mixed media.

As a bonus, I’m sharing my card sketch with you.  It is so versatile and will work beautifully with many of Tutti Design’s dies, and either handmade or designer papers.

First I cut my elements from watercolor paper.  Next, I rubbed my ink pads onto my craft mat and spritzed with water, more or less depending on how vibrant I wanted each panel’s color to be.  I dipped my panels and die cut into the inks and dried with my heat tool.  Next, I stamped the patterns for my layers.  I distressed the edges of the panels and assembled using foam tape for dimension.

I used wooden beads and vintage seam binding to further embellish.  I cannot wait to create a similar card with different colors, different background stamps, and other Tutti Designs dies.  Thank you so much for your visit today.  I look forward to sharing my projects with you each Thursday.

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  1. What a fabulous creation! Love your design using this Tutti die! Awesome inspiration ... thanks!

  2. Congrats, Autumn! Love your card and I can see why you love the Tutti dies! You will be an awesome addition to the team :-)