Cut, stamp and colour, it’s that simple.

I’m a big die cutting fan and own 2 cutting machines, one manual and the other electronic (how greedy is that?). 

It’s all very well being able to cut your favourite shapes from patterned paper but with all the stash in the world, there’ll still be times when you won’t have the right colour or pattern for a project.  A piece of plain coloured card just won’t cut it (sorry for the pun, I couldn’t resist).

Try creating your own patterns on die cuts and using alcohol markers to colour them in.

I stamped using Memento ink from Tsukineko as it doesn’t react with alcohol markers.

Stamping on the die cut shapes also means you can tie everything together by stamping the same pattern on the background.

I’ve used Funky Circles and  Garden Sketches on my cards.

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  1. jill says:

    love love love your cards. VERY cute!!!!! Don’t die cut, but it’s tempting now.

  2. I love how you coordinated the stamping on the die cuts with the card backgrounds. Looks super, very custom!

  3. Sue Sykes says:

    Love the masked misting! And your die cuts are adorable!!

  4. Janet Zeppa says:

    How cute and whimsical!!

  5. Agata says:

    Excellent ideas! Love your puny cards! :)

  6. Allison Cope says:

    Friggin’ adorable Jaine! So clever!

  7. stephs says:

    Great cards.

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