I LOVE a versatile tool. When I can buy a product and make a ton of different products with it, my heart skips a beat.... I had this fluttery feeling when I saw the Craft Dies that match the stamps from the Antiquary Card Kit and the Athens Card Add-on! Today I'm going to share with you three different ways to use these Craft Dies!
First, I'd love to share a card I made featuring the negative space that dies can leave behind! I love to create fun background patterns and accents and this is a great way to do it. Simply cut a bunch of shapes out of a piece of cardstock with the Craft Dies (I used Harvest Moon Craft Dies that coordinate with the Antiquary Card Kit), and layer different patterns behind the negative spaces! This creates a fun background for your cards that is super simple, but makes a big impact!
Another fun way to use the dies is to create monochromatic accents. On this card, I cut a bunch of leaf shapes out of kraft cardstock using the Harvest Moon Craft Dies. I knew I wanted them to stand out on the card, so I quickly inked up the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I adhered the leaves randomly over another sheet of kraft cardstock to create a fun background accent! LOVE the way it turned out!
And lastly, these Craft Dies work BEAUTIFULLY with the amazing stamps! And it really couldn't be any easier! Start by stamping your image. Then, line up the die over top of the stamped image and add a piece of washi tape to hold it in place. Run it through your die cut machine and you have a perfectly cut out stamped image!
On this card, I used the Athens Card Add-on stamps and the Boxwood Garden Craft Dies in two ways. First, I cut the frame shape out of the kraft cardstock. I stamped the frame and sentiment inside the negative space on the card front. Then, I stamped, colored, and die cut the leaf and flower images! It is so much easier and faster to die cut these images then try to hand cut them with scissors! are
I can't wait to see how you guys use these new Craft Dies! They are an amazing addition to the SC lineup!
(supplies- cardstock: Studio Calico Antiquary Card Kit; stamps: Antiquary Card Kit, Athens Card Add-on; Craft Dies: Harvest Moon, Boxwood Gardens; ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Galaxy Gold; markers: Copics)