Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts. Video

Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts. Video

With all the possibilities of die cutting these days we can die cut pretty much any shape out. In fact, I have no clue how companies keep coming out with new and new dies we all just have to have.

Back in the days when I got my first die cutting machine and a few of my first dies I would always cut the shapes out of white paper or cardstock. Through the years I noticed I almost always started with white and pretty much always kept my die cuts that way (until I discovered gold mirror cardstock).

Creating a white die cut doesn’t mean it can’t be changed or altered along the way and I’ll show you one of the ways to step up your die cuts and turn them into something completely different and unique in this blog post and video.

Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I filmed a video tutorial where I focus on altering a few die cuts for this card. Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

I used watercolor paper as well as several colors of Distress inks (I went with Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry) to create an ink blended background which I later die cut with the help of dies from the Seahorse and Sand Dollar set. Alternatively, you can first die cut the shapes out and than do the ink blending, however I prefer to do this the other way around. I also stenciled additional ink through the die to add more detail.

Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts. Video

The top shimmery layer was added with the help of Sparkle embossing powder – I used embossing ink in a bottle (this is an easier and faster way to add embossing ink to a large die cut) instead of embossing ink pad to quickly cover my die cuts with embossing ink.

Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts. Video

The “Wishing You Oceans of Joy” sentiment from the Seahorse stamp set from Hero Arts worked perfectly for this project and was heat embossed in white directly onto the ink blended background.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
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Stampendous Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink
Stampendous Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder PW105
Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder PW105
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Arches Cold Press WAatercolor Pad 9x12
Arches Cold Press WAatercolor Pad 9×12″
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry TDP40088
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry TDP40088
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Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Stamp Set CL956
Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Stamp Set CL956
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Spellbinders Label and Accent Dies S1-011
Spellbinders Label and Accent Dies S1-011
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Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
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Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
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Spellbinders Prizm Cutting Plate
Spellbinders Prizm Cutting Plate
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Spellbinders Seahorse and Sand Dollar Dies S1-015
Spellbinders Seahorse and Sand Dollar Dies S1-015
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Spellbinders | Adding color and texture to die cuts with Spellbinders Seahorse and Sand Dollar Dies S1-015 and Distress inks. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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3 Comments

    1. What a beautiful card, I just love the colours you have used.

    1. This is soooo cool! In love with color and dimension!

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