Lydia’s Crafty Corner: Using Die Cuts as Stencils

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone!

It's Lydia here with you. Today, I want to share a way to stretch your dies by using them as stencils.

DSC00402I started by blending Mango Smoothie, Pink Pearl, and Coral Bliss Inks on to a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock panel. I added the colors randomly starting with the lightest color and working up to the darkest, and then back down to blend the colors nicely.

I then cut the Spring Shower Cover Die from a piece of masking paper and added this on top of the blended piece. Using a white pigment ink, I blended color over the whole piece and heat set it. Since I used pigment ink, I used a heat tool to set as this takes a while to dry. Once dry I removed the die-cut mask.

DSC00404I then added some hand doodling to the white floral images. You do want to make sure that the pigment ink has dried properly so that it's easy to draw on using a black fine line pen. If the ink isn't quite dry, it can block your marker.

For the sentiment, I used Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set. I cut this from black cardstock with a strip of Gold Glitter Washi Tape at the bottom to give a gold-dipped look.

DSC00406For a step-by-step look at how I made this card please check out the video below or on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again really soon!



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Spring Shower Cover Die
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Oval Mango Smoothie
Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
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Classic Crest Solar White
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Jet Black Cardstock
Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Orange Cream Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Gold & Silver Glitter Tape
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Virginia L. May 12, 2018 - 12:31 AM

Absolutely gorgeous and brilliant! Love your video, Lydia!

Karthikha Uday May 12, 2018 - 7:09 AM

That’s wonderful!!

Cathy Lillie May 12, 2018 - 2:45 PM

So beautiful! I love the flower doodles on the white pigment ink. It’s gorgeous against the orange background!

MelissaF May 25, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Gorgeous and happy card. I love the bright colors and the glitter detail on the letters.


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