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
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.
Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.
Adhere the darker die-cut to the lighter die-cut slightly off-set so that it creates a light coloured shadow underneath.
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
Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.
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.
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.
What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.
Happy die-cutting! And remember using die-cuts in different ways will make that purchase worth it!
- KCDD762 Kaisercraft Cutting Dies – Grateful
- KCDD130 Kaisercraft Cutting Dies – Live, Laugh, Love
- TGD-56 VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pad – Night Sky
- TGD-37 VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pad – Sea Breeze
- AC NEUTRALS 71793 AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – White
- KCCL101 Kaisercraft Gel Pen Box – 24 Colours
- DANT763100 3D Clear Gloss (25ml)