Blog Posts, Craftin Desert Divas

Using Dies to Create Your Own Stencils

creative dies challenge

One way to stretch my stash of dies is to use them to create my own stencils for my cards.  I used Craftin Desert Divas stitched scalloped dies to create the clouds in my background.

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To create my card, I started with resizing and printing the fairy from the Magic & Fairy Dust digital stamp set.  I then, die cut the stencil on white cardstock, any scrap of paper will do, from the stitched scalloped dies and inked the clouds on thick 110lb white cardstock with salty ocean & broken china.  Next, I die cut cut the smaller stitched scallop and inked with cracked pistachio and glued over the bottom.

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I colored my fairy with copic markers:

  • fairy- E000, E00, E01, E02 for the skin, E21, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18 for the hair, BG11, BG13, BG15 for the clothes, & Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19, V12, V15, V17, V09 for the wings
  • flower- YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09 for the leaves & RV21, RV23, RV13, RV25, RV17 for the petals

I printed my sentiment and die cut using the flag banner dies.  Next, I die cut the frame from thick 110lb white cardstock using the inside scalloped rectangle dies and pop dotted around the scene.

creative dies challenge

To finish the card, I glued the scene to the center of my card and pop dotted the sentiment banner and the fairy.  For my embellishments, I added emerald isle sequins and key lime nuvo drops for a little sparkle and shine.

I hope I sparked an idea for you to use your dies in a different way and if you want to use some great digital stamps, check out Craftin Desert Divas Digi Club for some great designs at a great price!




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