Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. I'm sharing two cards made using the beautiful Wave Panel Die today!
You probably already know that I love to ‘stretch' my products and get a totally different look by changing up supplies, but is that possible with a panel die? Of course it is, let me show you how!
It's Time to look at your Dies Differently!
A die such as this beautiful Wave Panel Die may look limiting but have you ever thought about using it with different mediums or textures? Let's start by brightening someone's day. A rainbow card is always a ‘happy' card so let's make a…
Idea # 1 – Watercolor Rainbow!
I used the Watercolor Paper Pad and the Artists' Watercolors to create 2 simple blended rainbow watercolor backgrounds. The great thing about blending in rainbow order is that the colors should play nice together without creating any ‘mud'.
BONUS IDEA: You could also try these techniques with other background dies, including one of my faves the Dog Rose Panel A!
Before die cutting I made sure that these panels had dried completely. And, because the die is intricate and the cardstock is thick you may need to add a thin shim, each die cutting machine is different so it pays to test it first.
I adhered just the centre of the panels for a modern look as well as a simple Circled Sentiments popped up with some Foam Tape.
Let's add some texture this time with some ‘real wood'. Yes, the Birch Wood Card Stock is actually made from wood and I love the way that it looks on cards. Did you know that as well as die cutting you can also stamp and heat emboss on it? I really like the serene feel of the wood and the warmth that it gives to a card design.
I stamped the Stunning Sakura blossoms with Morning Frost and added the ink blending a little lightly.
PRO TIP: Use the Sticky Mat: Grid to hold your cardstock in place when ink blending with stencils!
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