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Tuesday Tip with Cathy – Cork Sheets

December 2, 2014

Hi Everyone,

 For this week’s Tuesday Tip I thought I would show you how to make the most Kaisercraft’s new 12×12 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

 Tuesday Tip cork - diecut blog

Tuesday Tip Cork - flourish blog

Kaisercraft Products:  CB152 12×12 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.

Tuesday Tip cork - stamping  blog

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 a little more 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.

Tuesday Tip cork - emboss punch  blog

 You can pretty much play around with any medium for different effects.  Here I have misted and painted the cork.

Tuesday Tip cork - mist paint  blog

Kaisercraft Product:  Paint Candy

For a grungy distressed look try tearing your cork.

 Tuesday Tip - Cork - tear blog

I created this pretty card with the cork examples and the new Cherry Blossom Collection.

Tuesday Tip cork - card blog

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.

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  • Reply Amanda Baldwin December 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Fabulous tips Cathy! Such beautiful creations :)

  • Reply Alison Bevis December 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Love how versatile the cork sheets are – fabulous ideas!!

  • Reply Wendy Schultz December 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    These examples are terrific Cathy and also look simple enough for even me to do. Cannot wait to try these out and create some pages with the Kaisercraft sheets. TFS.

  • Reply lizzy crust December 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Wow that is good to know you can use the cork in the die cut machine.. many creative possibilities!

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