Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Die-cutting: DYI stamps

Day 2 of the Online Card Class "Clean & Simple 4"  is all about die-cutting. 

Shari Carroll shows how to use fun foam to make your own stamps to your dies which has no coordinating stamps. I have seen this technique shown before but has never actually tried myself. 

I just had to try it out today using the Dragonfly dies again. These dies does not come with any coordinating stamps, so it was a perfect set to test with. 

ETA: Here is a VIDEO of it. 


I die-cut both of the dragonfly dies in fun foam. I then first inked up the background die-cut with pigment ink and stamped this.

Then I decided to ink up the outline die with VersaMark ink in order to heat emboss with black powder. 

Before being able to heat emboss I had to ensure the pigment ink was completely dry. Otherwise the black embossing powder would stick. I first used my heat gun and I afterwards used my Powder Tool to remove any static from the cardstock and clinginess from the pigment ink. 


To make the front panel with the dragonflies pop more against the white card base I used my ink blending tool to apply some Distress Ink to the background. 

The sentiment is made on my Dymo and means "Happy Birthday / Congratulations". 

With this card I am participating in: 
Cure for the Monday Blues #41 (colour inspiration)

Pia :) 

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23 comments:

  1. Lovely Pia, whilst we are all thinking, you are doing! I'm lovin' this class and am enjoying looking at your creations. C x

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  2. Very creative take on Shari's technique, especially using the outline die to apply heat embossing! Can't play with this until I get some fun foam...

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  3. Very nice! Love the dragonflies!

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  4. lækkert kort og aftrykkene er da blevet ret skarpe af et hjemmelavet stempel at være!

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  5. rigtig lækkert og enkelt smukt kort

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  6. Pia- This is so cool. I just got some fun foam for shaker cards, but I sooo have to try this technique from class. You did an awesome job.

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  7. Your dragonflies are so pretty.

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  8. Et smukt kort. Skønne guldsmede i lækre farver

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  9. Hold da op hvor er du hurtig - først igen i dag :) Og endnu et virkelig fedt kort - perfekt med den sorte embossing.

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  10. Love your dragonfly's. They came out beautifully

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  11. rigtig flot - og lyder som en spændende teknik.

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  12. This is simply stunning Pia, who knew you could get such a detailed stamp from a die-cut? Terrific job! Hazel xx

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  13. Lovely inking!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology in the Birthday cue this weeks challenge!! SO glad that you did!

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  14. The inking is so serene :) such a pretty card Pia. Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

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  15. Such delicate inking, lovely

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  16. Wow, Pia. Another lovely example of stamps and ink. Great idea to add the black embossing. It's like stained glass. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this beauty too.

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  17. Beautiful inking Pia! Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  18. Beautiful! You took this technique up with bounds and leaps! Wow! I will be exploring this technique some more and taking a closer look at the dies!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my post with this technique.

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  19. Have yet to try that fun foam thing - your card came out beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

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  20. Ooh, very cool idea, and great image selection and colouring too! Thank you *so* much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  21. Wow! I wouldn't believe that both these stamps are dies. Especially the intricate one. Stunning card!

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