VIDEO: An Exciting and Creative Way to Use Your Coordinating Dies! | Creative Coloring with Erum

by Erum Tasneem

Hello, friends!

Erum here with a new card featuring the Wild and Free Die Set which I have used to create 3D florals for my card.

Altenew Wild and Free Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

So, I started by die cutting several flowers and leaves out of various cardstock papers from the Ultimate Gradient Cardstock Pack. You can choose whichever colors you want; you can even use one pack of gradient cardstock for your flowers. I chose to go with multiple colors as I wanted a colorful bouquet.

After die cutting, I inked the edges of all the pieces with Altenew Dye Inks. For the inking, I chose the shade that was a shade darker than the cardstock. Once done, I used whatever tool I had to curl the flowers (watch the video for this part) and then glued the layers together. Also, I doodled flower centers with a black pen.

Altenew Wild and Free Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For the background, I started by ink blending Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink in the center with the Ink Blending Tool. Next, I added black paint splatters from the 36 Pan Watercolor Set. Then, I adhered flowers to the panel with foam tape and glued the leaves directly. After this, I added splatters of white and gold paint from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.

Altenew Wild and Free Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For the sentiment, I die cut the word “hugs” from Script Words Die Set in Gold Foil and black cardstock. I use the black one as an offset to the gold and glued them together. Then, I adhered them over my floral bouquet.

To finish, I adhered a few Satin Gold Sequins.

You can watch the video below to see how the card came together or on YouTube.

I hope the video inspired you and you will look at your coordinating dies with fresh eyes and a new perspective!  Thank you for stopping by. See you next week!


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Karen Hale August 3, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Great idea! Easy and fast with beautiful results. So festive, too! Thanks, Erum!

erica kennedy August 3, 2020 - 10:52 AM

I love the great pop of color then the tone down effect. This makes it less over powering. But I really like the pop of color. Both are great. The splashing always makes the card more pleasing to the eye.

Great job.

Linda BL August 3, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Gorgeous card! Love your bright, happy arrangement.

Theresa August 3, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Very pretty Erum.

Patricia Wilson August 3, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Glad that you demonstrated your large blending brush. Seems these would be easier to use and make short work of a blended background. Lovely card.

margaritanr August 3, 2020 - 2:16 PM

What a cool way to just use the coordinating dies! Thank you!


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