Put your die-cuts to the next level [video]

If you enjoy die-cutting and find it relaxing like me, then you will love this simple, but effective idea what I created with the newest Sweet Stories release by Studio Light. These little tricks add to your die-cuts more life and depth as well. 

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I created a whip die-cut with the Cupcake Dies from Vanilla Malt cardstock and I die-cut another one but this time before die-cutting I adhered a masking tape on the top of the die-cut and run it through my die-cut machine. I peeled back the tape and used it as a mask on each level of the whip to create this 3D effect with ink blending. I have used brown ink for the edges of the whip as a shadow and the pink ink set for the blush. I repeat the same process once more for the other one as well. 

I also blended the adorable waffle heart die-cut with blending tool and brown ink, to bring it to life a bit. If you want to see the ridges from the die-cutting in the original cardstock color, use a regular blending tool instead of a blending brush. It makes a huge difference! :) 


When I saw the cup of the cupcake die from the Cupcake Sweet Stories Die Set I knew that I want to create a rainbow cup! So I grabbed my Tombow Markers and colored the lines in rainbow order. Very simple but so cute!


The final touches always take your art to the next level. This is why I love to add those shiny details to my creations. They pop out the image more, and look at those eyes, the card is very sweet because of that! :) So a great white pen can make magic with your creations as well.


I stamped the "Birthday" word from the Make A Wish Sweet Stories Clear Stamps to a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with my Misti and watermark ink, then I heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I repeated the same process with the "happy" word from the Some Bunny Sweet Stories Clear Stamps. Stamped on to a piece of purple cardstock called Purple Mist, then I heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Finally I have adhered the die-cuts to their right place with Foam Squares, to give them 3D dimension, and I repeat the same with the sentiments as well. 


If you enjoy video tutorials more then watch this short reels about this project.


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