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
I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Step 1 – 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.
Step 2 – Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.
Step 3 – 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
For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word.
This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.
step 1 – Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.
step 2 – 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.
step 3 – 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.