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Easy Die-Cutting Techniques

Using background cover dies to emboss is a fantastic way to stretch your supplies and jazz up the white space on a clean and simple card.

Tip: embossing with cover dies eliminates the need to pop out all the small die cuts. This is especially useful when you’re short on time…and patience. 

Easy Die Cutting Techniques

These rainbow die cuts were inspired by Angelica Conrad @myloveforpaper. Check her out on Instagram. She has some mad ink blending skills and rainbows arrays are her specialty. While that’s not a strength of mine, her rainbows inspired me to watercolor with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. 

Zig Brush Markers

If you’re looking for vibrant, highly pigmented color, look no further than these markers. A little goes a long way. Scribble them on your craft mat or color directly on Bristol Smooth paper and draw the color out with a clean wet brush. This paper has a coated surface which prevents the pigment from absorbing immediately. The extra time allows for easy blending.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set

The butterfly and flowers are from the Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp & Die Bundle. They were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed.

Tip: VersaFine Onyx Black is a pigment ink that sits on the surface of paper and takes longer to dry. After stamping, either heat set or clear heat emboss it to prevent smearing.

The sentiment is from the Altenew Halftone Circle stamp set and the banner is from Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banners. This is a fabulous set of two dies that add dimension to any card. 

Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set

The banner was coated with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and Pretty Pink Posh Flat Sequins were added.

This is my 5th submission for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Thanks for stopping by. Breathe · Ink · Inspire 

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