Happy Tuesday!! It's Tip-It Tuesday and I think today's tip is a FUN one that you're gunna love! Geometric shapes seem to be all the craze in card making lately. Chevrons, triangle, you name it. Today I am going to show you how to create stamped pattern backgrounds using your dies :D This is perfect for when you've got a shape you'd love to use for a stamped background but you only have it as a die and not as a stamp. Check it out:
Creating Stamped Backgrounds with Dies:
First I chose my die, I went with a chevron die from the Avery Elle Chevron Bits die set. I cut about a 3x3 piece of clear acetate (you can use any paper but the clear acetate allows you to see what your doing which can help you line up your pattern), and cut my chevron out of that. Ta-da! Stencil!:
Next I cut out the layer I wanted to stamp my pattern onto and I masked a space for my sentiment. To mask my sentiment I stamped my sentiment on a scrap, cut it out, and used a tiny bit of ATG on the back to hold it in place where I wanted it. This step is of course optional and will depend on your card design.
Now I began to create my pattern. To do this I placed my stencil on my card and then I used a makeup sponge to dab ink over my stencil (just dab the makeup sponge on the ink pad and then dab it over the stencil). I kept a wet wipe and paper towel near by so that I could clean my stencil between each color:
I continued until I completed the pattern. Then I removed the mask I had placed for my sentiment, stamped my sentiment, and done!
Check it out:
Isn't it fun?? And really SO simple once you get the hang of it!
This BIG sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company, grab it HERE.
I am linking this card up to CAS-ual Fridays' CFC112 challenge.
Alright sweet friends, that's all for today!
I'll see you back here tomorrow for Work-It Wednesday :)
Big bloggy hugs <3