Monday, May 14, 2012
Diversity of Diecutting
If you have stamped for a few years like I have, you probably have some products you might not use very often anymore. An example of one of those might be shrink plastic. I love shrink plastic! It is so great for making embellishments or jewelry. Above is a couple of shrink plastic butterflies I made with the new Serendipity stamp and die. The solid die gives you the overall shape and the stamp gives you the detail. Below is an example of using a piece to create jewelry. This is a necklace I previously made with a die from Spellbinders.
I love using sticky back paper or tape as that does away with the problem of adhering an intricate piece. If I am having to glue an intricate piece, I like to use the blue Two Way Glue by EK Success. If there are areas that are sticky that you don't want sticky, use talcum powder to get rid of the sticky.
Below is an example of embossing only on the card stock and framing it with the solid diecut. The solid die has the wonderful little registration marks in the die (two circles) to help match up the stamped image. The positioning is great to use for eyelets like I have done below.
Another thing I like to do is to cut fun foam and make a shadow stamp to complement the detail stamp Serendipity has. Just use the solid die. I am sure some of you remember shadow stamping! Makes great backgrounds. Also, use the outside of a diecut to create a stencil that can be used to get the same look.
I am sure I will think of even more ways to use diecuts once I post this, but I think I have given you plenty of material to think upon and try for right now. Aren't these diecuts and stamps just lovely?
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