Today we have a special Hello, Monday video brought to you by our wonderful and talented friend Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer always WOW's us with her projects and today she once again put a new spin on ways to use two dies, three different ways! Be certain to scroll down towards the bottom of this post to view the video where she shares step-by-step instructions for each card.
Jennifer is continually sharing incredible ways to use the stamping products we so love on her blog Jennifer McGuire Ink and in the classes she co-teaches with Kristina Werner on their site Online Card Classes. If you have the opportunity to take one of these courses I HIGHLY recommend them. The education they share is always top-notch and each class comes with a discount code to our store that you can use during their interactive courses. If you have been thinking about doing the Insider class, don't delay - you can still access all the material (so many fun surprises are shared, showcasing ideas you can use on the insides of your cards) and ask questions in the forums for the next few days!
Please join me in welcoming Jennifer her today - thank you Jennifer for your constant support and friendship - we appreciate you! -Ellen
As with many of you, I have been praying endlessly for Julie and her mom. Breast cancer is just an awful beast that unfortunately is hurting many we love. So today I have created encouragement cards in pink… and just hope they make my dear friend smile.
These three cards also show how to use two dies in three different ways. I love the two dies featured – the Memory Box A Little Rain and the Impression Obsession Umbrella.
The first technique is one I call “raised die cuts.” For this, I used Ellen Hutson Craft-A-Board to add dimension to my die cuts. Even those little raindrops are nice and thick!
I also added Glossy Accents to the umbrella to give it the look of a finished embellishment.
The second technique is “glitter-filled die cuts.” This technique is a great way to use the negative space of your favorite die cut images… filling it in with glitter for a sparkly yet smooth finish.
My favorite glitter is Glitter Ritz. It is super fine and can be colored with permanent markers such as Copics!
My final technique is called “smooth die cutting.” By combining die cut pieces with their negative space, you can end up with a smooth, inlaid look. Love it!
This technique is great for using scrap paper.
So there you have it – three ways to use two dies.
Enjoy the video here or over on YouTube!
And for all of you out there who are battling breast cancer or know someone who is – you are in my prayers. My grandma had breast cancer at age 33. She had a mastectomy… and went on to live a long life until the age of 101. She beat it, and I hope and pray the same for everyone else who fights that battle.
Big hugs and happy stamping!