Recently, a few folks have emailed me suggesting I use an “older product” and bring it back to life. So today I dug out my old metal leafing and teamed it up with some new My Favorite Things stamps and created a couple simple cards.
(Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
I am 100% addicted to die cuts. So in today’s video I show two fun ways to color large, intricate die cuts to “bring them to life.”
I am always excited when Memory Box has a new release because quality of their dies is amazing. I was browsing their site when I saw an amazing card that I had to create on my own. So I emailed the owner, Dave, and he gave me permission to create my own version and share with you. (He is a nice guy and also used to be an engineer. He rocks.)
First up? Adding color to an intricate die with paper layering…
There are many dies out there that result in a main outside shape and lots of little pieces on the inside. Any die like that could be used for this technique. But the new My Favorite Things Full of Love heart dies couldn’t be more perfect for this!
Stripe stamps are perfect for creating colorful plaid patterns. I have been a fan of Laura Bassen’s plaid stamping for a long time now and had intended to do that here. However, I ended up going with a tone-on-tone plaid… that you can barely see! lol…
The plaid stamping is actually on the red inside the card. (More on that in a second.) The front of the card has a window that allows the plaid to peek through just a tad.
I started by drawing a diagonal pencil line towards the top of a white notecard. I then started stamping the greetings directly under this line… filling in the entire space. I used four of my favorite of the My Favorite Things Inks: Blu Raspberry, Jellybean, Wild Cherry and Razzleberry.