Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tutorial- stamping on die cuts

Hello there bloggers!
I wanted to share a tutorial today on adding some interest
to store bought die cuts.
Die cuts come is so many shapes and sizes and colors these days.
They come in alone or in packs, with or without other matching products.
But either way, we've all got them!

So when I was looking at my stash, I started thinking about how to make these more interesting.
And the first thought was- stamps! Stamps are one of the most versatile craft products on the market
with the ability to transform a project. They can be used in card making, scrapbooking or just
for altering embellisments.

Here is a handful of die cuts I pulled out of my stash to play with today.

On the first one here, I stamped a background stamp in a very light pink (which I don't think will
show up on camera), the blue ruler and the word Enjoy. The second one with a flourish stamp and then a text over that. Think layer and layer. The more you later, the more interesting it will be.

The yellow piece had the white flower so I simply stamped a couple flowers over that one. Simple but much more interesting! The next has a text stamp and a cloud stamped in Versamark. Want something subtle? Try stamping in Versamark.

The fun journaling prompt was great alone. But I added another fun sentiment and then a grid background stamp. Both in neutral shades. The bright scallop circle was brought to even more life with the large red heart, small hearts and flourish (though that may be hard to see). I accented it even further by adding a white gel pen and matching the white distressing of the paper.

And here is a finished card. I happened to have needed something for my Father in law and when I saw those pieces together I immediatly thought they could look good together on a card. I stamped the card base with a woodgrain stamp, layered the stamped die cuts and added a die cut sentiment which I covered with Stickles. Very cool! It wasn't the fastest project because of all the stamping but putting it together went together very quickly.

And thank you so much for coming by today...

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Jules the Bling Princess said...

Ooohhh....very clever! Thanks for sharing - I'm definitely going to have to try this. (-:

pam casey said...

How clever This way we will always have the one to match the layout -thank you for sharing.

annette said...

Leah, this is a great technique.. thanks for sharing .. I have a pack of ordinary journal spots which are about to have a facelift .. X:)