3 Creative Ways to add detail to your die cuts

by Terri


Hey there, Terri here.  Today I am sharing 3 ways to add detail to your die cut and I am featuring the  Wave form cover die and Brush Alpha die sets.

When the Wave Form Cover die was first released I created the card below. I used the die to cut from 5 different colors of card.  As I only used one section from each of the colors it left me with a lot of left overs. I decided now was the time to put them to good use.

Firstly, I arranged them all onto card panels measuring 4″ by 5.25″. I found using double sided adhesive sheets was the best way to adhere them. Each of the cards below features a different method of how to add detail to these panels. Lets take a closer look.

Using the Confetti Stencil, I added white pigment ink with a foam dauber. I always dab the white pigment ink through stencils as I find it gives a better coverage. After removing the stencil I added some Translucent Pearl embossing powder and used my heat tool to melt it.

My sentiment for this card uses the Brush Alpha Die set and Sentiment strips 2 stamp set. I cut the letters OMG from white card twice and layered them together to give a thicker die cut piece. Then I added these to the card using my 2 in 1 Precision Glue pen. I stamped and heat embossed the “I Appreciate Your Kindness” on to black card using Pure Crisp White embossing powder. Next I placed the heat embossed sentiment onto Instant Dimension Foam Tape and added the panel to an A2 note card.

My second example uses debossing to add detail to the Wave Form Cover die. I used the Dotted Swirls debossing cover die and ran it through my die cut machine. Before adding the detail, I thought the panel looked a little plain, now I am more than happy with how it looks!

Using the Brush Alpha die set I cut the letters HDB (Happy Birthday In Text Speak, or so my kids tell me lol) I cut them twice and again layered them up to give a faux chipboard effect. I added a heat embossed sentiment form the Mega Greetings 3 stamp set to finish the look.

In my final example I decided to use an Embossing folder to add detail to the background. I used the Bunch of Balloons 3D embossing folder. I then used a sanding block to take away the top layer of card and allow the white core to show through in places. Can you spot the issue… The purple card had a solid core so no amount of sanding was going to work there. Oh well, I still think it looks good.

This time I cut the word Yay from white card three times and layered them up, I found that using the tape pen helped to make this process faster. I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set just below the Yay, I think it really packs a punch.

As a little bonus, I decided to use the last of my wave form panels to die cut letters from.

I added them to a panel of white card which I had cut the Wave Form cover die from. I tried to line the up to where they follow the pattern a best I could. It's a very different look, the jury is still out but I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I'll be back with more inspiration soon.

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