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Posted 12/5/2012 by Madi & Me in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:00:53 PM
What is your favorite technique for bringing die cuts to life? I'm starting to use my die cutter (Cricut) to make my own embellishments and they need a little something. I have pop dots for dimension but I'm wondering if I should dabble in the wonderful world of inks now... I feel like I'm not ready for inks yet but that may just be an excuse. You know, Pandora's box... Share your methods with me, please.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:06:18 PM
I used glitter glue,inks,chalks and pop dots. I like the look of them wiht the personal touches.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:12:39 PM
I forgot about chalks! Thanks! I've used my Cricut for many, many things over the last few years (NSBR) and up until now I haven't had the urge to jazz it up a bit. But on LOs, I'm finding my cuts to be a bit flat.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:24:54 PM
Ink the edges,

Add shading w/chalks

Stamp w/ "texture" or flourishes

Pop dot (3D) some pieces

Draw a black line, eyelash thin, 1/8" in, all around the edges as an outilne

Die cut patterned paper ( I love to use book pages, sort of TH like)



ETA: oops! See that you already have most of these...



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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:30:04 PM
Thank you so much for your reply! I'm now on YT looking up ink and chalk technique videos so I can learn how to get started.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:31:20 PM
Cover with a background stamp and emboss. Use specialty paper. Layer thickly to create a thicker effect.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:38:03 PM


See an example of the outline on Peter Pan's shirt



ETA While so very cute, PP is not my work, just illustrating the technique.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:55:46 PM
Wow suesume!
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:07:19 PM
Embossing always adds a lot of dimension and texture to a cut too. You can ink it after you emboss it as well. Also, adding bling or brads in addition to inking and chalking make a cut look great too.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:49:50 PM
Chalks are my go to.

Draw a black line, eyelash thin, 1/8" in, all around the edges as an outline.
Or use dashes like stitching.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:55:30 PM
I like to do a shadow or an offset in a different color, kind of like matting a shape!!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:05:20 PM

Or use dashes like stitching.
This is what I do, and it's amazing the effect it has! Try outlining fat letters, then raise them up with pop dots for off-the-charts wow factor!




~Patricia~
If I have to use all this paper before I die, I'll live forever!



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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:19:40 PM
WOW...I'm so glad I posted this because these ideas are awesome. Thank you all! I'm excited to try everything!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:47:09 PM
Great post! I've been known to use my stickles, rub ons, brads, gems, stamps, embossing powder, buttons.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:00:23 PM
I used dies (as opposed to an electronic cutter) for this card:




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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:02:00 PM
I hit up YT after reading the suggestions above. In my search, I found two awesome videos and wanted to share. Of course, these techniques aren't limited to Cricut cuts...


25 Ways to Embellish Your Cricut Cuts Pt. 1

Pt. 2


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:04:46 PM
sbartist1, gorgeous card! What did you use for the sandcastle?

I hope I can one day create something like that. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:09:41 PM
Sandcastle was made with paint chips - I need to get more of these


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:11:03 PM

Sandcastle was made with paintchips - I need to get more of these


Creative genius!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:06:43 PM
I use glitter, paint, flock, ink, stamps and emossing folders.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:09:31 PM
If you want to look in my gallery, although I do alot of dry embossing, it also consists of paper piecing and I do alot of chalk and ink accents on them. Plus add some rhinestones, and adhesive pearls and ribbons for bling. Take a look, you might get some ideas.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:11:20 PM
Bookmarking thread! Thank you, ladies! Some really good suggestions here!!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:27:24 PM
TH once used a cotton swab as a wisp of smoke on his 12 tags of christmas. I thought it was awesome! I have since used cotton from swabs for a tail on a bunny.

I like to cut shadows for the letters in my title, then dry emboss one of the layers (the top layer usually) for some extra pop.

Baker's twine or other string can be used for various purposes too- a collar on an animal or for outlining.

I've used sandpaper as sand,although I would recommend tearing it and using scissors, not the die cutting machine!

Tiny googly eyes are fun! Also check out peachy keen stamps for face stamps. LOVE those for my people/animal die cuts!

Another fun (although time-consuming) effect is to stitch with embroidery floss around the border of a die-cut. It is so so cute but takes a while, so I sometimes will do this while watching tv. You could also stitch using a sewing machine, but I sometimes have a hard time with accuracy when doing this, and the thread is not as thick so it doesn't pack as big of a punch.


-Rachelle


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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:31:15 PM
You can also get fun ideas from looking at jolee's stickers and seeing what they did to add dimension and fun to the embellies. A lot of times you can mimic the look with your own supplies.


-Rachelle


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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:37:54 PM
Dalayney, your work is amazing!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:12:40 AM
Full disclosure: The cute Peter Pan is not my work, Just a quick Bing search as I have no photos of mine. Trying to get my point across and felt words were failing me(he IS cute, tho, is he not?)


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Reality is made up of words.-Ferdinando Buscema

Words are hard.-Hannah Kelly



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Used with permission & with 9% royality fee paid annually. Starting next year. Honest.
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