Welcome. Today’s video shows how to bring your die cuts to life with shading. For fun!
I’m a big believer in stretching your supplies and this technique gives you more life out of your plain dies. Buy using just a few grey markers (I used C1, C3 and colorless blender Copics), you can add shading and the look of dimension to any colored die cuts. (If you don’t have Copics, try colored pencils.)
I die cut the Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy Die out of scraps of colored cardstock. (Cardstocks are linked below.) I laid all the pieces on some sticky tape to keep them in place while I added some shading with my grey markers. I start by adding the lightest gray around the sides of the piece. Then I go in with darker shades and add shading where I think the darkest parts of the petals would be. To finish, I go over each piece with my colorless blender to blend everything out.
To finish the cards, I die cut the rest of the flower pieces out of white cardstock and added some quick coloring. I assembled the pieces on a white panel die cut from Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies. Glossy Accents added dimension to the hello sentiments and Wink of Stella added shimmer to the flowers.
I really wanted to show you that you don’t need every color of Copic Marker to add shading to your die cuts… a few cool grays will do the trick. Remember – this technique would work with any markers – even colored pencils. To see another video with this technique in action, visit HERE.
30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE BLOG HOP
Coloring is Kathy’s gift – she always amazes me with her creations! So she is challenging everyone to color something every day… even if it’s for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you color or what you are coloring with!
The next person in the hop is another of my besties… Kristina Werner.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Products with asterisks were provided by companies. I personally purchased the rest.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.