Print Making with Die Cuts

I had done this before but thought I was just leaving a surface protector of white paper down while I was water coloring. Turns out it is called Print Making with Die Cuts. The lily is die cut on my Silhouette from stamping the multi-layer stamp set of a lily in black ink on white paper and then scanning and creating an outline that can now be die cut with the machine. Painted with water colors the background layer in orange and the top layer in hot pink on my white bg paper, dapping off excess color onto the bg paper. Attached these layers together once they were dry then stamped the texture layer in black ink as well as the stamen layer. Colored my sentiment on the bg paper in hot pink then trimmed the bg print to fit behind the Silhouette cut frame. I used texture ef to help flatten the bg piece before layering all my pieces on white cs base. Decided to use a white die cut of the sentiment and save the hot pink one for some other project.

Challenges I am sharing this with

CAS Mix Up: Print Making

Crafters Cafe: ATG

Mini-Slimline in Jade

This card base is 3″x7″ and I saw where one gal called hers a “mini-slimline”. The homemade envelope measures 4″x 7 3/8″. I used the We R memory keepers 1-2-3 Punch and their 3 1/2″ x 7″ size to create.

For the card I printed the Bugaboo image on Text Vellum and added heat set gold foil on the flowers with liquid toner painted on. Added water color for hat then put on mat strip layer. Sentiment tag is one I found online and it got the same treatment as the image. Made the envelope then stamped vine image with black ink.

Challenges I am sharing with

Rainbow Card Challenge: Judiciously Jade

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: ATG

Green Plaid with Lucky Horseshoe

I created this plaid over at Tartan Maker and used Silhouette to make two sizes then printed on Text Vellum. Cut my step card with layering weight white cs then attached plaid strips cut from the printed plaids. Stamped leaf image on side panels in black ink then used green marker to color leaves. Added green pearls on bottom strip, added printed image (Graphic Fairy) and attached Silhouette cut horseshoe laurel.

This is the wreath I created with stamps. It is offered here for you to use.

I made the laurel by stamping some greenery stamps in a wreath pattern with black ink on white copy paper. Scanned that image to my Silhouette then created outline of that image. Now I have a wreath that I can resize and cut out. The one used here was not a good cut all the way around and some of the wreath was lost. That is where I got the idea to use it in its off shape but call it a horseshoe.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Always Fun: Good Luck

Crafting Happiness: ATG + Green

Double Trouble: Wearin ‘o’ the Green + Use Your Stuff : Plaid

Alphabet Challenge: X-tra Folds

Twist with Stencil

I had cut this circle stencil once in the shape of the sponging on the left. Then decided to play with the image and created a inverse and cut another stencil. Sponged that in the same green ink along the top. Added homemade see through tape in the strips and attached the focal image (Graphic Fairy). The circles were getting a little lost so added some black colored pencil outline to just a few small inner circles.

Tip: To make my tape I printed the strip on white tissue paper then ran it through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker with repositionable tape. Trimmed to the size I wanted, removed backing and placed on card front.

Challenge I am sharing this with

Happy Little Stampers: Stencil


The optional twist challenge at Crafting Happiness this week was elephant. I had an adult coloring book with this image that I had never done anything with. After printing it resized so it would work on the 5×7 white cs base I colored parts with markers. Mounted on black cs that is mounted on pp, a gift from a friend. I had stamped in black a lace boarder and then added the Silhouette cut sentiment in white cs. There is a strip of two sided tape with glitter for bling along right edges of focal image.

Challenge I am sharing with

Crafting Happiness: ANG twist of elephant