One thing that I love using beautiful delicate dies for is creating tone on tone backgrounds. They are really easy to do and there is also a myriad of different ways you can approach this effect. For this Project Life card, also part of my December album, I used a beautiful Anna Griffin die to create a festive background. Dies are really versatile and by adhering a delicate die-cut flat onto a background piece of cardstock you can create an interesting effect without much effort.
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I used a glossy paper to die cut the Flower Bramble die. The paper is fairly thin so it cut really easy using this die. Remember that you will need your C Plate in the Cuttlebug to cut.
I then place the die cut paper onto my craft sheet and misted it using Mister Huey’s ink in Leaf Green and Calico Shine and left it to dry. I also coloured a piece of 4×6” white cardstock using the same colours and then inked the edges in a dark brown.
I then combined the die cut piece, the coloured background and a printed piece to create a card that I will include in my Project Life album for December. A few buttons add more colour and texture to finish off a quick card.
Tips & Tricks:
- You can also create a tone on tone background by die cutting the top layer out of cardstock that is the same colour as the background cardstock
- Cut the top layer out of vellum of pewter for an interesting effect
- When you adhere a die-cut element to a background like this I like to use a glue stick like Tombow Colour Glue stick to make sure I get the edges stuck down really well. You can also run the die-cut element through a sticker maker, or add a layer of double sided tape to the background before die-cutting the image so you instantly have an adhesive on the back
- Adhering the die-cut onto a clear background like acetate will also give you a really unique element for your cards and Project Life album. Try making a card out of folded acetate with a die cut element adorning the front of the card.
Look out for a variety of delicate dies that can be used on backgrounds to create unique effects for your next craft project!
I hope you enjoyed these Cuttlebug cutting die tips!
- Cuttlebug V2 [PC 2000293]
- Cuttlebug Cutting Die 5×7 – Anna Griffin – Flower Bramble [PC 2002209]
- Mister Huey’s Colour Mist – Leaf Green [AC 331046]
- Mister Huey’s Colour Mist – Calico Shine [AC 101284]
- Tombow Mono Multi Glue [TB 62191]
- Tombow Colour Glue Stick [TB 01494]