Dimensional Die Cut Backgrounds + GIVEAWAY
Hello! A few days ago, I shared a video showing how to add dimension to stamped backgrounds. Today I am again talking about dimension… but this time with die cutting and stencils!
[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
Adding dimension to your cards truly adds so much… and is one of the joys of handmade cards. If you haven’t seen my last video HERE, be sure to watch it!
My first card shows a very simple way to add fun dimension to a cover-plate-die-cut card. I die cut five pieces from the new-and-oh-so-awesome Simon Says Stamp Marilyn Die… each in different colors. I glued one onto a notecard. I then trimmed away a bit of the pattern from the next, and glued it down on top of the first. And I repeated this until I had lots of colorful layers adding up to fun dimension in the middle. Easy and FUN.
I added a shimmer with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz, a few gems… and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Wreath Greetings Stamp Set.
My next card looks neon in these photos… but is really a soft lime green in real life. (Sorry for the poor photo quality!) But regardless, the technique is quite fun. 🙂
I started by inking up a background with Distress Oxide Ink and the new Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frame Stencil. I layered colors for a soft look. I then die cut the inked piece with the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves Die. After stacking four additional Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die cuts, I adhered the pieces together on a card like a puzzle.
I finished the card with die cut Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers, a Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages sentiment, and yellow pearls.
Today I am part of a Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop celebrating the new Sending Sunshine release. I used many of the great products in today’s video… and in yesterday’s video which you can see HERE.
To celebrate, Simon Says Stamp is offering a FREE gift with the code “SUNSHINE” through 5/20/18 when shopping HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite people – Cathy Zielske. You can also start at the beginning of the hop on the SSS blog.
Interested in winning a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/19/18. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the SSS blog!)
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or Simon Says Stamp branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)