I shared two cards in the video. Here is the first…
For this card, I used the outline of the hearts from the Heart Parade die just as a guide for where all the floating hearts were to be placed. Worked perfectly! This works with any die that has lots of inside space, such as doilies, etc.
This card shows two techniques. One is to use the die to create impressions on watercolor paper (because I love it’s texture and thickness) using an embossing pad. The other technique is to paper piece the die cuts and pop them up… and cover them with Wink of Stella shimmer.
Today I am a guest over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog to celebrate Diecember – their month long focus on die cutting. My video shows a fun technique that combines watercolor and faux letterpress. This is just another great way to get more out of your dies!
I love making an impression in paper with my dies using an embossing mat. (Try the Tan Embossing Mat or Embossing Pads.) And I love watercolor. So why not combine them? I used Distress Markers – one of my favorite products – but you could use any type of coloring here. Just let the impression in the paper guide you.
This next card was simple and fast to pull together. Although I traced the Thanks impression with Distress Markers and then added water with a brush to give the watercolor look, it would have been fun just to trace it alone.
The background? Well I did that with the very cool Memory Box Swirling Snowflakes Die. Instead of cutting with the die, I sandwiched my paper between the die and a Tan Embossing Mat and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was doing an embossing folder. This results in the die leaving a cool impression on the paper instead of cutting it. Embossing folders cannot achieve impressions of such detail! (You can do this with any die cut machine! To see this technique in action, check the video HERE.)
And that “you’re amazing” greeting from the kit’s stamps set? That is one that I will use a lot. Perfect for the front of a card, and also the inside. (In fact, this stamp set has several that are great for card insides.)
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Hi there, stampers. Today’s video shows a trick for doing die cut inlaying with intricate dies and also introduces the new Wink of Luna metallic pens. [All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the …