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Friday, July 25, 2014

Get More From Your Dies – Part 2

Wednesday I talked about using the negative space, but did you also know you can use some of your dies as stencils, and this particular set of Balloons will work nicely. If the dies themselves do not work as a stencil consider using the negative space as a stencil instead if you aren't using it to make a card.

Be sure to secure your card to your workspace

and then secure the die (or negative space stencil) to the card. I used washi tape but you can also use blue tape as well. Using Tim Holtz Inks and a dauber you can begin filling in die with some color
As you can see I used various colors with the different sized balloons, layering over a bit with the inks.

And here is the finished card

Here is the card that used the original diecuts themselves which I misted with some inks.
Here are all the cards using just one die or rather one die set. I hope you enjoyed the posts



  1. Super cute cards and great ideas, Leslie!

  2. Leslie, I love these cards! I love the one that used the negative shape the most. It is so happy!!!

  3. Great tutorial - I'm new to metal dies and love seeing them used in more than one way. I'm pinning this for later reference!