A Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts

So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same? Well today I am sharing another 2 of my ideas on how to alter your die-cuts for a different look.


Create a shadow

I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Using Die Cuts - Shadow Card Main

  • Step 1

    Die-cut your title twice using plain white cardstock. Use a light blue ink pad and add colour to the die-cut. Tap the ink pad lightly onto the die-cut until it is covered in a solid layer of ink.

  • Using Die Cuts - Shadow - Step 1

  • Step 2

    Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.

  • Using Die Cuts - Shadow - Step 2

  • Step 3

    Adhere the darker die-cut to the lighter die-cut slightly off-set so that it creates a light coloured shadow underneath.

  • Using Die Cuts - Shadow - Step 3

This looks amazing when the bottom die-cut is a lighter shade of grey as well. Experiment and find interesting colour combinations for a fun look on cards and layouts.


Colour and shine

For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word. This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.
Using Die Cuts - Blessed Rainbow Cards

  • Step 1

    Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.

  • Using Die Cuts - Step 1

  • Step 2

    Use your gel pens to add colour. I just scribbled different colours onto my word using one colour at a time for a fun rainbow look.

  • Using Die Cuts - Step 2

  • Step 3

    Once done, I added a layer of dimensional glaze to my word to finish it off with a glossy layer. Then it is ready to be adhered to your card or layout.

  • Using Die Cuts - Step 3

What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.

Using Die Cuts - Rainbow Cards

Happy die-cutting! And remember using die-cuts in different ways will make that purchase worth it!


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  • Lovely tutorial! All products are available from http://www.scrapbookstudio.co.za

  • Hi Jowilna, this project is gorgeous! I would like to know what you used to create the rainbow background paper that you have used on both projects.

    Best regards, Candice

  • Stunning thank you

  • I love these 2 ideas Jowilna, especially adding a layer of glossy accents. Thanks for sharing. Cariena Basson, I’ll have to come shopping ?

  • Jowilna you inspire me with all these beautiful creations of yours.

  • Hi Candice, I used a special rainbow ink pad to create my background. It is an inkpad consisting of 6 colours of ink next to each other. I used a brayer and rolled over the ink to collect the ink, then misted the ink on the brayer with water and simply rolled it over my white cardstock to transfer the ink.

    You can also achieve this effect quite easily with other dye ink pads or our wonderful Momento Luxe ink pads. Roll only a small section of your brayer over the ink pad, mist with water and roll over a piece of cardstock. Wash your brayer really well. Ink it again using a second colour and repeat the process.
    Repeat this process until you have completed your rainbow background.
    Work from left to right so that you don’t ‘brayer’ over your previous colour.
    hop[e this helps
    Regards Jowilna

  • Stunning!!!!

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