A Pierced Cover Die Pretty in Pink!

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See how you can add an easy glow up to a card by inking over a pierced cover die.

Our new Floral Swirl Pierced Cover Die has been a HUGE hit and while it is just absolutely stunning on its own, today Julie is showing off her twist. By buffing a little ink over the pierced surface, you get even more textural relief from the design AND can custom color your designs to make beautifully color coordinated cards. 

Let’s see how she put together this quick and easy summery card.

First Julie stamped the flowers from our Daisies Are set onto white card stock in black ink, colored them up with her Copics and stamped her greeting in the same black. Here are the Copics Julie used on these summery daisies.

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Then, using her “out of the box technique”, Julie cut this stamped panel with one of the dies from our Nested Rectangle Stitch Die Set. To get that cool look of the petals hanging over the edge of the die cut, simple trace the inside of your die over your stamped area, lightly marking around the area you want to have hang over. Cut around these spots with an X-acto knife up to the traced line. Now, place your die back onto your paper and gently lift the cut areas up over the top of the die. Run it through your machine and when you remove the die, the trimmed areas will not be cut! Are you starting to think of all the very cool ways you can use this tip?

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Julie then used the largest of the dies from the same Nested Rectangle set to cut a piece of white card stock which she then ran through her machine again with our Floral Swirl Pierced Cover Die. Using the lightest shades from Color Fuse Set #4, she used her blending brush to apply the ink over the surface randomly and blending well to create that velvety look. Thanks to the superior blendability of Color Fuse, you can achieve this look with a lot less time and effort!

Julie layered her two die cut panels over pieces of black card stock cut to offer the slimmest borders which serves to really make them pop! She adhered everything together with her tape runner and added a few flower center-shaped sequins for a hint of bling.

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Here’s what Julie used today to make this pretty card:
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This easy way to add a new level of detail to a pierced cover die looks wonderful on ANY of the pierced cover dies we have – and if you love them, well, check back soon! – and pretty much any colors add the same beautiful effect. Give it a try!

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