Happy Marker Geek Monday! Hopefully this little pop of colour will get your week off to a bright start.
Gradient Coloured Inlaid Die Cuts
As you can see, I went for something a little different this week. I’ve had so many ideas buzzing round my brain for the new Sentiment Die Sets, and just haven’t managed to get around to them. I almost reached for a stamp set again today, but I really needed to create a quick thank you card, so here we are!
I love the fact that the Stamping Bella Sentiment Die Sets include three different sizes of the same word. Word or sentiment dies are among my favourites for adding a little something to a card or project, but all too often I either want a bigger version of the one I have, or a smaller version. I’m basically Goldilocks when it comes to dies. Now, I have all the sizes I want!
I wanted to create a really fun, eye catching thank you card (this could easily work for Valentine’s Day too), so I opted to use all three dies in the set together with a stitched rectangle die set from my stash to create the panel for my card.
These days I keep things pretty simple in my craft room, I don’t have a stash of coloured card on hand; to create this card I die cut the words from both the black glitter stitched rectangle panel and a separate piece of white card. I then coloured the die cut words quickly using my Copic markers to create a fun gradient effect, before popping them in to the negative space left in the black panel.
Inlaid die cutting is such an easy technique to do, and gives a really nice neat finish to the card. All I did to achieve this was to cut a separate black stitched rectangle without die cutting the words from it to back the first one after removing the die cut word pieces, then popped the coloured words in place. I used a Nuvo glue pen to glue the words in place.
To match the words, I cut a larger stitched rectangle from the same white card and coloured the same gradient effect on the area that would be visible around the main panel.
Copic Markers Used: RV09,RV25,RV63
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