We have had the Sizzix Cut Out Leaves die set in stock for a while now but I hadn’t found an opportunity to try it out. This morning when I was doing some well overdue
We have had the Sizzix Cut Out Leaves die set in stock for a while now but I hadn’t found an opportunity to try it out. This morning when I was doing some well overdue tidying up I found a piece of card that I had inked and then never used. As soon as I saw it I thought it would look great showing through the cut out leaf shapes. Here is the result.
To Make the Card
Start with a white A6 blank card and layer it with turquoise card. Cut a piece of watercolour card to approx. 10cm x 14.5cm, then create the inked background. Select the ink colours and smoosh some of each onto a craft mat, spritz with water, then drag and dabble the card in the ink. Dry with a heat gun then add more colour as required and dry again. Keep repeating the process until you are happy with the result.
Select five of the leaf dies and position them across a piece of white card cut to 10cm x 14.25cm. Use removable tape to hold them in position and run it through your die cutting machine. Adhere the inked card to the card front, then adhere the die cut piece over it. Finish off by stamping a Happy Birthday greeting below the line of leaves.
With such intricate leaves and mixed colours behind them, I didn’t want to add too much else to the card so a simple stamped greeting finished it off. I am really pleased with the result and although the leaves are very detailed they cut beautifully.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you like the card. All the supplies used are linked below, you can leave a comment if you would like to.
- White A6 blank card and envelope
- A4 smooth white card
- A4 watercolour card
- Turquoise card
- Distress Oxide ink pads Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Fossilised Amber
- Heat Resistant craft mat
- Folding heat gun
- Cut Out Leaves die set
- Sidekick die cutting machine
- Simple Sentiments clear stamp set
- Press to Impress stamp positioning tool