Saturday, August 11, 2018

One Die Cutting Technique

This is a project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program:  Die Cutting Techniques (Pictures below).

This is one way to use a die that highlights a sentiment.  It's just one technique, and there are so many others, but I liked the look and was playing with a new stamp set from Altenew, Leaf Canopy.  I also used the dies from another stamp set I love:  Altenew Framed.  For the sentiment I used the words 'Thank Your' from Altenew Floral Frames.

To create this A2 card I began by using the solid Leaf Canopy images on Bristol paper.  I stamped them each with two colors of Distress Oxide inks; using a lighter color and then a darker one.  First I just stamped the lighter ink and then directly after, I cleaned the stamp and then inked it with a darker color and sprayed it with water to achieve a watercolor look.  Once this dried I stamped the sentiment and the little curved line image.  I loved the frame that was included with the 'Framed' set and I die cut this image 3 times total, stacking them together and adhering this in place for framing the sentiment.  This gave it a 3D look and it's really pretty in real life.  I then took a piece of cheaper cardstock and rubbed it directly with the distress ink pad to create a matching layer behind the bristol panel.  I adhered everything together at mounted it on some Neenah Desert Card stock.  Thank you very much for hanging with me to read all of the (-:

Stacked Die Frame

Set Of Four Created

1 comment:

  1. I love how you added the frame in the mix here! Just gorgeous in every way, Mary! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!