Sunday, May 27, 2018

Marilyn Thanks

I think the Marilyn Full Card die from Simon Says Stamp's newest release is beautiful!!  I must admit, though, I tried MANY papers behind this pretty die cut, before I did something that I thought was pretty enough for IT...
I layered the die cut three times...THAT was the easy part...finding what to put behind the die cut, not so easy!  I had used distress inks, refills, on watercolor paper with brushes, water, sprayed drizzled, patterned paper, plain cardstock...oh my...nothing seemed to look quite right.  In distress ink's defense, I am not the best at all the many techniques that you can use with these inks.  I DID YouTube a bunch of videos, but something that I was more convinced of than ever, and YOU probably already knew this...ALL these techniques take PRACTICE!!!  Well, all but the one I used...it's fool proof...just what someone like me needs!!!  I took a mini sponge tool, and distress oxide inks, and sponged blue in the middle, purple on each end, and extended the blue to the sides....what came of it was a total surprise, but I thought it was cool!  And the die cut just POPS with the color combo!!  I added a pretty sentiment die from Simon in black, so IT would POP, and the white background to the sentiment mimics the lacy feel of the Marilyn die...and done! 
 Here's a close up... 
Having so much fun with the die cuts from this new release!! Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

1 comment:

  1. It's a lovely card & I love that the die shares my name too! BUT I just can't get over how expensive these cover dies are. $28 + shipping...really?

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