Hello there. Today I have a video sharing die cut inlay tips as well as how to create your own shimmer paper. This post is also part of a blog hop with big giveaways! (More on that below.)
There are two things I always enjoy with my cardmaking: a bit of die cutting and a bit of shimmer. Today I cover both. 🙂
To create my own shimmer paper, I covered a piece of white cardstock heavily with Distress Ink and sprayed “pearlized water” on top. I make my own pearlized water by scooping some dry Perfect Pearls and placing it into a Mini Mister filled with water. (You can use other inks or colored cardstocks, but I found Distress Ink works the best since it reacts with water.) I love that colorful shimmer…
The Neat and Tangled heart die I used is a very intricate die and I discovered a few tricks that are helpful when working with intricate dies like this one. First, I used a metal adapter plate from Memory Box. It gives more pressure to the die when die cutting… so it’s sure to cut out all of intricate design. (If you don’t have a metal adapter plate, you could try a few pieces of cardstock as a shim.)
Also, sometimes the die cuts get stuck in the die. You can use a paper piercer to pop them out, but I found a dryer sheet is very helpful with this. I fold it a few times, place it under my die and run it through my die-cut machine. The dryer sheet coats the die and helps the die cut pieces eject easily. You can reuse the dryer sheet several times. (Wax paper is another option for this, although I haven’t tried it.)
In the video, I also share a couple ways to make die cut inlaying with intricate dies a bit easier. They are pretty difficult to explain, so I recommend watching it. 🙂
I also created my own glitter paper using WOW gold glitter embossing powder. I like creating my own glitter paper – it doesn’t rub off.
Oh, and all the supplies I used are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
As I mentioned, I have done several Perfect Pearl videos in the past. (It is an inexpensive product that has so many uses!) Here are a few:
- Perfect Pearls used dry.
- Pearlized water for shimmer backgrounds.
- Pearlized watercolor.
- All videos using Perfect Pearls.
I also have several die cut inlay videos… you can see them all HERE.
This post is part of Neat and Tangled’s 3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop! Neat and Tangled is owned by my dear friend, Danielle. She is an absolute gem and has the sweetest heart.
This hop is going on for a few days… this is Day 2. Be sure to check out Day 1 over on the Neat and Tangled Blog.
The next person on the hop is the wonderfully kind and talented Laurie Willison. (You can also start over at the N&T Blog.)
There are some BIG prizes up for grabs today. Neat and Tangled is giving away one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop… and two $50 gift certificates! Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/14/15. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on the N&T Blog.)
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. Thanks for the stamps and dies for this blog hop, N&T!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Neat and Tangled (NT), etc.