Hello! I have been struggling lately with creating… so I decided to lock myself into my craft room until I came up with something. I am glad I did! I had some fun stretching my dies and using them in fun ways.
Simon Says Stamp just released a bunch of fabulous dies and stamps and I just had to play with them right away. (You can see them HERE.) I used a few fun die cutting techniques that I hope you like.
For the focal point on each card, I used a die cut inlay technique (check out that video!) that resulted in parts of the words hanging off the main die cut. This is such a unique look… nice and smooth! The Simon Says Stamp Heart Smile Die is perfection and the Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies work great for this technique. Oh – and I used Shimmer Spritz on the black die cuts for shine.
For the second card, I used the same die cut inlay technique with the new Simon Says Stamp Miss You Die and Simon Says Stamp Heart Duet Die. Such a pretty embellishment thanks to that gorgeous sentiment. And check out how smooth it is…
For the background of both cards, I wanted something subtle yet shiny. I created my own stamp by die cutting craft foam with the Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart Die. I temporarily adhered it to an acrylic block so I could stamp with it. I stamped repeatedly over the backgrounds of the cards with Versamark ink and heat embossed with the fabulous WOW Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. This powder gives a tone-on-tone look… with a touch of silver when you tilt it in the light.
Be sure to watch the video. I share several die cutting tips!
NEW SIMON SAYS STAMP
Simon Says Stamp just released another batch of great products! You must check them out. Lots of great stamps, dies, and stencils. (You MUST see the background stamps!) You can find them all HERE.
How would you like to win a NEW Simon Says Stamp die? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/16 telling me which of the new products are your favorites. You can find them HERE. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from SSS and Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.)