Hello everyone, Eloise here and today I have two ways to use the Stitched Diamond Dies along with Distress Oxide inks. These new colours are so yummy and I just had to use them today to make a rainbow card. I have a couple other examples to show you also.
First up, I pulled some watercolour paper out and cut it into fours. Making sure that the piece was wide and tall enough to accommodate the smallest diamond die. Once all the strips had been cut, I ink blended different colours of Distress Oxide inks onto each of the pieces. At the end of it I had 14 different colours used, to create a full rainbow, but with lots of different shades of the colours.
Once all had been coloured with the oxide inks, I used the smallest diamond die from the set and cut out three diamonds from each strip of cardstock, since the strip was sometimes a little short, some of the third diamonds were missing a little of their sides, but that wasn’t an issue, they just went on the edge of the panel where it was going to be cut off anyway.
I then added foam tape behind all the diamonds and adhered it onto a panel of white cardstock, just in a random order – making sure not two similar colours were next to each other. Once everything was adhered down I went ahead and trimmed off the excess on each side with my guillotine trimmer.
For my sentiment I pulled the Birdie Friends stamp set out and used the ‘Miss You Friend’ stamp to white heat emboss on a strip of black cardstock. I then heat set the sentiment, cut the black strip at an angle on one side and adhered it onto the right hand side of my card with more foam tape. I then added a hemp cord bow to the right side also to make it more balanced.
So that finished up the first way of using these dies with these inks, I then thought of a quicker way to make the same card and design, but with stamping.
I decided to go ahead and die cut two diamonds out of some fun foam first and then adhered them to an acrylic block with double sided tape. I then took a selection of the colours of Distress Oxide inks in a more masculine colour scheme for which I used green, blue and aqua/teal and also a feminine colour scheme for which I used orange, pink and yellow and then I could stamp out the diamonds.
I inked up the foam like I normally would any stamp and then stamped down onto the card panel. It doesn’t give a perfect impression, but I really love the way it looks. Because of the stitching around the diamond, sometimes it doesn’t stamp all the way, but in the end – I still like how it turns out. When stamping, I just made sure I didn’t stamp the same colour next to each other, for it to appear more random.
Then, to clean off the foam and move onto the next colour, I just used a stamp shammy that was damp, and wiped the surface of the foam and I could easily re-use it. This is such a great way to get more from your dies, especially with simple shapes like this, but also even sentiments, I think that would be super fun to try!
Once I finished stamping down both panels with the diamonds, I finished them off the same way I did for my other cards.
- Stitched Diamonds die set
- Distress Oxide inks: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Mini Ink Blending Tools: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Birdie Friends stamp set
- Distress Watercolor Cardstock: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll catch you all next time.