Jackie (of BS & J Productions fame) shared a video with me showing how you can add color to die cuts to make them look beautiful. I decided I loved the way the die cuts came out so I wanted to make a card using this technique. It is a very easy and fast way to add color to your die cuts. You could use Stampin’ Up!® Write Markers or Stampin’ Up!® Blends.
The firs thing I did was to cut the leaves using a die from the set called Forever Flourishing in Basic White card stock. I used Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider Light and Dark Stampin’ Up!® Blends to add the color. I basically just dabbed each color randomly on the front and the back of the die cut. I started with the lightest color and worked to the darkest. I started with the Light Daffodil Delight and then added the Dark Daffodil Delight.
Then I used the Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie.
After that I added Cajun Craze and a little Cinnamon Cider around the edges. I then took the Light Daffodil Delight and blended all the colors together to smooth them out a bit. I kept doing this until I was happy with the colors.
After that I layered it on top of a piece of Basic White card stock that I had cut out using a die from Nature’s Thoughts using Multipurpose Glue. I adhered that to a larger piece of Cajun Craze card stock. I used a Basic White card base and ran the front of it through my Cut ‘N Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. I added the sentiment (Pinkfresh) using Stampin’ Up!® Dimensionals. Lastly I added some Sequins For Everything.
This is just such a beautiful card. Your colors and blending are wonderful. I guess I need to take my own advise and use this technique!!
Beautiful! The perfect fall coloured leaf!
This is beautiful, Susan! You did a great job on the leaves. It’s perfect for fall.