Three Ways With Die Cuts1
Hello, Sylvia here to show you how to get more out of your die cuts by using the die cut shape and the card it is cut from.
- papermilldirect card - white hemp 255gsm, white linen 255gsm, buff smooth 260gsm, mocha brown plain 240gsm and teal plain 240gsm
- dies - Sizix Thinlits dies "Leaves" and "Wild Flowers #1
- Stamps - Judikins "Background Cube"
- distress oxides, Brushos, copper metalic ink and gold ink spray
- sequins to decorate
I started by making a Brushos background on white linen card and added a little gold ink spray once the Brusho coloured card was dry. A fern die was cut from this background and also from a small piece of hemp card. A second background was made using buff card stamped with the marble background stamp on the Judikins cube and distress oxide ink and copper metallic ink.
You can see the effect created with the Brushos and gold spray in the picture above. For this card the cut out white fern was glued into the cut out background, a frame attached round the background and then attached to a card blank with 3D foam tape.
Finally the third card above was created by gluing the white card with the cut out fern over a piece of the marble background, layering this onto mocha brown card which was flicked with gold spray ink, then glued onto a piece of the marble background then onto a mocha brown card blank. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder.
The picture above and the one below show the same technique using a different die and inky background.
I find this an easy way to run up a batch of cards using just one die, pieces of inked up background card and pieces of offcut card.