Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Die Cutting with a Twist

Hello friends! 

I have been wanting to use this darling "Golden Dance" set from Penny Black.
Over the weekend, I finally got around to it.
The focal point was easy to figure out. You just need to stamp, color and use the coordinating die.
I colored the flowers and pot with my Zig Markers.

(all highlighted text are listed at the end of this post)
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 I must say that this stamp is coloring-friendly
All the images were super easy to color and it was really satisfying to once again use my limited Zig Markers.  The great thing about Zig Markers is that the markers' color never disappoint.
They are easy to add/blend shades thanks to the super fine tips of the Markers.
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Once I colored the images, I decided to use the Square Frame Die for the background.
To achieved the dry-embossed look (here's for you, Coni), I sandwiches the die with the tan embossing mat and ran it through the Platinum 6 Machine.
👉👉So, here is the "twist".
Once the die was dry-embossed, leave it as it (do not remove the die).
Ding---> with the frame die in place, I sponged the area inside the frame with Distress Oxide. This is an easy and effective way to add color within the die frame. Not only that this is easy to do, you are also left with a prefect frame within your die!

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 I then decided to add the white-embossed birthday sentiment with a small string.
I pierced a small hole and tied it around the potted flowers.
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I hope you like this simple yet detailed design with a polished look.

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Dawn T said...

super gorgeous Virginia. Watercolouring with Zig's is always fun

Purple Princess said...

So gorgeous!!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Love the card and colours!
Really like the yellow on the embossed panel.
I think it helps the flowers pop!

Harriet said...

Lovely, colorful, and clean!

Martha Herrera said...

Such a gorgeous card.. Thanks for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just stunning coloring!

Linda BL said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for the tip on adding the color to your panel while leaving the die in place.
The peony from the last post is so pretty. A peony was one of the flowers I planted first when we moved to Virginia but It still has not bloomed after three years. Love it when you share pictures from your garden.

Vikki H said...

This card should be framed it's so pretty! Smart idea for the ink-blended frame too. Your tips are always appreciated, Virginia.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like your coloring and the framing.

conil said...

So lovely and colorful. Love the tip about coloring the inside of frame only. You're just full on good ideas.

Maura said...

Your bouquet is lovely and I love how you. sponged within the frame leaving the die in place - this is a great look!!!

Sheila H said...

Your lightbulb moments are always so helpful. Love the card!