Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Distress Ink "Dyed" Die Cuts

Hello. Today's card features die cuts that have been "dyed" with Distress Ink...

I cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from THIS die set using THIS watercolor paper. You will want to use watercolor paper to hold up to the moisture. I applied a variety of Distress Ink onto THIS craft sheet and spritzed with water. Then I placed each die-cut into the puddle of ink. I let it sit for a few seconds before removing it. After they dried a bit, I dipped them in again to achieve a bold color. If you want more subtle color, just apply more water and swipe through lightly.

For the leaves, I did two colors for some variation. I started with crashed pistachio and then dipped lightly into mowed lawn. For the background, I used THIS embossing paste through THIS stencil. It gives it a ghost-like look which adds a bit of interest without being too distracting...

I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on a strip of black cardstock. I used THIS to add shimmer to the flowers as well as enamel dots to finish off the flowers. Here's a closer look...

I hope this inspires you to try out this Distress Ink "Dyed" technique. Thanks for visiting today.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Camouflage Die Cutting Revisited

Hello, friends. I thought I would revisit a technique that I did awhile back HERE and create another example using a technique I like to call, "Camouflage Die Cutting"...

I was inspired by THIS card that my friend, Kelly Latevola created. I love that she took a different approach to THESE Suzy Paintables. I decided to also die-cut from the panel once I painted the flowers using THESE watercolors. However, I wanted to put the pieces back into place but kick it up a notch from just an inlaid die cutting technique.

After die-cutting the word from the panel and a piece of white fun foam using THIS die, I adhered the foam back into the open space first and then adhered the painted pieces on top of that. It gives a fun, 3-D illusion that is subtle but reinforces the sentiment which I white heat embossed using THIS stamp set.

I finished off the card by adding lots of sparkle with THIS shimmer pen. I just love how easy these paintables make the card making process. I plan to do a bunch and give the set as a gift.

I hope you give this fun camouflage technique a try. You can die-cut any word from your scene using this technique.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.