Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Add a Touch of Color to Your Die

 Hello friends!

I am sharing a fun and easy card with die-cutting. I am using the following die as my example.


Jingle Word Frame Etched Die

This die may be meant for Christmas thanks to the  sentiment die " Jingle All The Way". However, the scalloped circle and intricate lace scroll die can be used all year round.

I think it will look beautiful as white. However, I decided to add some colors to the die.

Jingle -001

 There are several ways to ink up the dies: Ink to Paper, Ink-blending, Water-coloring, Copic-coloring ... Embossing and etc. 

Jingle -002

 I decided to use a fun and quick way: Ink-spraying. I mixed up my two latest Spray Bottles--Distress Spray Pewter and Prize Ribbon

Jingle (Virginia Lu)  - Copy

There is no right or wrong with the order of coloring or die-cutting. In this case, I die cut first and added the ink spray afterwards. 

DSC_0080 (2)

It is so cool to see the color-mixing of the ink spray. They really make the die sing! I also added droplets of spray directly onto the card to complete that organic look. 

Thanks for stopping by!

  

15 comments:

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Virginia. The intricate scalloped diecuts are so pretty in the blue.

Glennis F said...

The blue colour is beautiful on the dies, so pretty!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such an elegant winter look with those scrolly doilies, Virginia - love them sprayed like that!!

Lisa Byers said...

I love how you sprayed your die cuts!! Those blues are beautiful together!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

How cool!!! Never thought of this! Genius!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful!

conil said...

No matter how you did it, this time it's a great success. Love how the diecut looks like a beautiful doily. Also, love the colors you chose...that blue and pewter combo is awesome.

Maura said...

Just beautiful with the blues and gold - LOVE!!

Sue D said...

Very cool with the color mixing.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great use of color for the set. I like the arrangement.

Linda BL said...

The Distress sprays Pewter and Prize Ribbon are such a lovely combination and give the fancy diecuts such an elegant look. The shiny gold sentiment is the “crowning touch”.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful card, I've never tried any of these methods to color the dies! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful die design and colors!

Kathy Raker said...

Pewter and Prize Ribbon make a wonderful mixture of color, beautiful card. Very elegant with the gold Jingle all the Way diecut.

Purple Princess said...

just gorgeous