Posts Tagged ‘die cutting’

Mixed Media Dies 2 Ways!!

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…

Laurie

Using up your scraps with a CUPPA LOVE

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Good morning crafty friends! Amy here with my last post for Scrap N’ Stamp. It’s been a pleasure creating with these fun products and alongside some AMAZING ladies!

Today I have a little fun tutorial to use up your scraps along with Spellbinder’s CUPPA LOVE die set.

Here’s the fun and BRIGHT card I made using up a few pieces of scrap along with some adhesive.

I started by cutting 1/4′”strips out of my collection of scrap cardstock pieces. I then applied Be Creative Adhesive sheet to the back of a piece of copy paper cut to 4.25″x 5.5″. I  then peeled of the release paper and started lining up my strips…really quick and easy! ;o) I started with the colors of the rainbow but lost a bit  of the ROY G BIV order when I cut it down for my panel. BUT I still think it’s fun and pretty! lol

I applied Candied Apple Distress Oxide to Bristol Smooth paper,  straight from the pad, no blending tool and used that to die cut the cup from CUPPA LOVE. I  then used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide applied to Bristol Smooth to die cut the Coffee portion from the die set  as well. I adhered it all together and added some leaves and a little heart from the same set to complete my mug. Some little white gel pen highlights and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze applied to the coffee and heart finished it off…doesn’t it look good enough to drink???

A sentiment from Art Impressions Latte Love Set stamped with Black Onyx Versafine Ink die cut with MFT-  Fishtails completed my sentiment. I adhered the panel to black cardstock and applied it to my base card with fun foam. A natural hemp ribbon finished off my card.

So  there we have it, a fun and relatively easy way to use up some scraps to get a BRIGHT background for your cards.

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to check out the LOVE IS IN THE AIR Challenge over on or FB page here.

Happy Craftin’!

~hugs~

Amy

Big “Love You” Card ft. MFT

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back! It’s Laurie with you today to share a love themed card featuring products from My Favourite Things!

I started by using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a scrap piece of printer paper to add some faint grey lines onto a piece of white cardstock that was cut to 5 X 3.75 inches.  This looked pretty cool but I wanted to step it up a notch. I lined those lines up on my score board and added some simple scores.  This gave it a letter board appearance, which is super trendy right now!

My score lines weren’t super precise but I didn’t stress over it.  I die cut the large “Love You” die out of white cardstock and used my Copic markers to add a bit of colour (B000, B00 & Blender).  I used the same die and cut it from craft foam to give the letters LOTS of dimension.

I adhered the letters onto the scored and inked panel with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment comes from the From the Heart Stamp Set, also from MFT.  I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder to create a sentiment strip. (FYI: this sentiment set is amazing!)

I was going to call it a day on this card after adhering the sentiment strip but decided it needed a cute, little critter!  The Bitty Bears set is full of the cutest bear images and they are small enough to add just a little cuteness to your projects! I used the co-ordinating die to cut him out as well as the same craft foam, so he could be at the same level as the large Love You!!

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the letters and a spattering of clear sequins and called this card done!

I hope you enjoyed todays project! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Laurie