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    Medallion Coverplate Card

    Happy Tuesday Kat Scrappiness fans!
    It’s Lisa here on the blog today and I’ve got a new card to share with you!
    Today is a special day on the blog because it is day 1 of of the New Releases
    and not only are we releasing some fabulous new dies
    but there is a GIVEAWAY as well!
    The newest die in our collection being released today is called the
    This intricate die will quickly become a favorite of yours and I’ve
    done some watercoloring with gold accents using this new die.
    Here is the card I made and I will walk you through the process I used to make it.
    Step 1:  First I took Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover Distress Ink and I “smooshed” them
    down onto my Tim Holtz glass media mat and then sprayed them with water.
     Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper down just slightly larger than the
    Medallion Coverplate die and laid it into the ink, moving it around to
    spread the ink all over the paper.  I dried it with my heat gun and
    then pressed it down again into the ink to cover the paper.
    Step 2: Once I was happy with the background pattern I did some ink splattering
    with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in gold all over the background with a
    large fan brush. It added a really nice shine to the panel!
    Step 3: When the entire panel was dry I took it over to my die cut machine and
    used the Medallion Coverplate die to cut it out.
    Step 4: Because the die is so intricate I used Elmer’s spray adhesive to mist
    the back of the panel so I could adhere it to my white card front. This technique
    works very well on dies with lots of intricate cuts.
    Step 5: Now that the panel was done and adhered to the card, the final step
    was to stamp the sentiment.  I stamped an older Happy Birthday stamp from
    my stash on to some vellum with Delicata Gold Ink and heat embossed it with
    I cut out the sentiment with the smallest die from the Double Stitched Circles Dies.
    Step 6: I added the vellum circle to the middle of the Medallion Coverplate panel
    with some liquid adhesive making sure to only get the glue behind the letters so
    it wouldn’t show through.
    I really love how the watercoloring came out so randomly all over the coverplate and the
    gold paint gives it a very elegant look!
    I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used to make this card!
    Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you’ll check out
    all of the new releases in the shop over the next few days!
    Don’t forget about the giveaway on the blog as well!
    If you use my code Lisa10 you can save 10% on your order anytime!
    Have a great day, I already am!
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