Thursday, April 8, 2010

Detailing Your Diecuts...

Have a die cutting machine, but feel like your die cuts are boring? Don't know what to do with your diecuts? Make them uniquely yours with the tips below.
  1. Age with distress inks.
  2. Use your fingers or a paper distresser to rough up the edges. Add a little more distress ink to highlight the roughed up areas.
  3. Add stamped details. (If your stamp is too big, stamp off the edges over another sheet of paper, or use sticky notes to mask the area you don't want stamped.
  4. Layer or group multiple diecuts.
  5. Add glitter or flock.
  6. Draw doodle borders ...solid lines, dotted lines, faux stitching marks, daisy chains and more.
  7. Add texture by embossing or running through a paper crimper.
  8. Highlight your embossed pattern by inking the embossing die before you run it through. You'll emboss and ink all in one pass.
  9. Make them shine by embossing with embossing powder
  10. Make them fuzzy with flock.
  11. Stitch by hand or with a machine.
  12. Decorate with bling.

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