Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Using a Discarded Diecut



What do you do with die cuts that don't work out for your layout or card?  Sometimes I cut things and they aren't quite the right size or shape.  Or maybe I don't really like that paper color after all.

When doing a layout this weekend, I cut a shape from the Storybook cartridge on my Cricut that I love but not on the layout.  I went with something from another cartridge in the end.  Sometimes these old cuts end up on other cards or layouts.  This time, I used it as a mask for misting some card background.


Watercolor paper made a great surface for the misted background.  I distressed the edges with some Tea Dye distress ink and then added the sentiment (Cloud 9) and a variety of ribbons.

This one is going for my Mother's birthday later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll have a layout up soon and some new cards, too.

4 comments:

  1. Your card is so pretty. Love everything thats going on on it.
    Nice use of your extra die cuts and really like how you used the buckle.

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  2. How pretty and what a nice way to use an "extra" cut!

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  3. Oh yes, I often have to turn my "mistakes" into something else! Clever way you used yours!

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  4. This worked beautifully as a mask!! Wonderful card, Lisa.

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