Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Technique Tuesday #3

Happy Tuesday, friends! 
Time to share a technique with you on a Tuesday!
I am using all Technique Tuesday products for this feature.

Today's card is to use stamp and matching dies to their full potential....
Technique Tuesday - Greenhouse Society Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Strawberry
Technique Tuesday - Strawberry

from: Scrapbook.com
You might wonder if you should get the stamp AND its matching die.
Sometimes you can give it a pass because you love can do fussy-cutting.

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However, Matching dies are not just for cutting out the stamped images perfectly.
Here is another fun twist to the use of matching dies.

I know that I have done this technique many times before, but this just doesn't get old.
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Along with new stamps and matching die, the stamped design with a etched imprint gives you a delightful and unexpected joy once completed! 

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I actually use very little amount of watercolor to color these images on kraft card stock.
The color white was highlighted with the White Gelly Roll pens.

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If you are not sure about using a tan embossing mat, check your die cut machine's manual. Most comes with this accessories and it is not expensive and they last a very long time.

Ding--> take your matching die along with a tan embossing mat to create a subtle embossed image along with the stamped image. 
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Want to kick it up a notch?  You can carefully sponge around the image with the die in place. This leaves you a colored background without distracting the focal point.

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I hope that you enjoy seeing today's card.
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10 comments:

Purple Princess said...

So sweet! I love the berries!!

Sue D said...

So pretty and love how you used the die. I like your coloring too.

Susan Plichta said...

The card is simply yummy. Thank you for the tip using the die with an embossing mat.

conil said...

Your strawberries look...well, delicious. Really love how you shared your knowledge of advantages of purchasing the matching die. You know I love dry embossing.

Harriet said...

Unique....the dry embossing sure does make the strawberry standout.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the look of embossing with the die and this is a beauty, Virginia! Your strawberries and flowers look amazing!!

Linda BL said...

Love the strawberries on the kraft card stock. The strawberries look so realistic and the white jelly roll pen adds the final touch.

Dawn Turley said...

Turned out amazing Virginia. This is a lovely stamp and you have taken it to the next level.

Jennifer Scull said...

your strawberry card is so pretty, especially on the kraft cs. thank you for the tip about the embossing. :)

Teresa Doyle said...

This is really gorgeous Virginia. I really must try this technique of using the die to emboss around the image. I keep forgetting this but I love the look that you achieve. Thanks for the reminder.