AECP Group 17 Level 1 Easy Die Cutting Techniques Homework

This next homework assignment I really had to think about die cutting. I use die cutting all the time when I have matching dies, but this time I wanted to create something different.  I used a borrowed stamp and coordinating die from a friend a few weeks ago called Leaf Cluster.  I inked each of the leaf clusters using two different shade of green distress inks.  This created some shading and depth to the branches.  Then I die cut them.  They looked better when they were die cut.  Now my challenge was to create a background.  I sprayed two leaf clusters I had inked with Pixie spray.  A low tack and removable spray glue and placed them face down on a quarter sized piece of white card stock.  Now I had a reverse stencil and more like a mask.  I inked the background with a spruce green distress ink and a blending brush.  I used a My Favorite Things rounded corner die for the inked piece, stamped a sentiment in the right hand corner.  I then adhered the leaf cluster branch to the inked paper and added a twine bow.  I piece of bright green card stock on the white A2 card.   Using a die cut branch two different ways added interest to the card layout.

Leaf cluster and die
Nancy Souza Group 17 Easy Die Cutting



2 thoughts on “AECP Group 17 Level 1 Easy Die Cutting Techniques Homework”

  1. This is really good! I like the effect at the background and the shaded stamping.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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