Cards Collections Design Team Journey Technique Tuesday

Technique Tuesday Decorative Dies

June 4, 2019
Today I am sharing some quick ways on how to use your Decorative Dies creatively. We all have them, but I am the first to admit I don’t use them nearly enough. So I am always looking for ways on how to take my die-cuts even further creatively with techniques. Today I am sharing some ideas with this stunning border die-cut.

Kaisercraft Journey Collection P2768 Vagabond | P2770 Tourist
KC Products: SK810 Sticker Book | PP1070 Paper Pad | CT964 Collectibles | DD640 Decorative Borders | KM126 Navy Kaisermist
Other: Cardstock, diamante, thread, foam tape

For my sample card I cut cut of the border strips out of patterned paper. I adhered them to my card background and created a visual by adhering the two together with the straight edges facing each other. By combining the die-cuts I created an interesting background.
I then had some die-cuts left and decided to spray some Kaisermist onto a background using my die-cut as a stencil.
The die-cut is detailed enough and with the mist it created an amazing effect. I will turn this piece into a card using the entire panel with the border at the bottom as a decorative element.
I used the entire panel with the misted border on it for my card. A few sticker strips and circle elements makes for a quick card.
The fine mist towards the panel looks so beautiful. And unlike a dimensional die-cut this flat sprayed border looks just as gorgeous.
While spraying the die-cut, I also instantly add colour and change the look of the patterned paper I used. If you look carefully you can still see some of the design peeking through. But now I have a beautiful shimmery die-cut to use.
I used the sprayed and coloured border with some patterned paper and an element from my paper pad for a quick card.
The gorgeous navy from the misting looks simply amazing on this die-cut border.
For my next challenge I used my die-cut and some modelling paste or texture paste and applied it to a strip of white cardstock using a palette knife. Leave the modelling/texture paste to dry really well.
Once the modelling paste was dry I used my mist again to add colour to it. Now you have a beautifully coloured and embossed strip with detail. How easy is it to use your die-cuts as a stencil to apply dimension to your next project.
And here is a quick card I made with the stenciled border using my die-cut.
I love the raised detail the stenciling gives.
Until next time – happy experimenting with your die-cuts. Jowilna

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1 Comment

  • Reply Christine June 4, 2019 at 10:13 am

    These are lovely cards. Is the die in the store? I couldn’t see it there.

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