Do you have a stash of metal dies and cardstock? Let me show you a fun way to embellish your die cuts with Clearsnap Ink®! I’m Beth Pingry, and I have a ton of cardstock in my stash! This is a fast and easy way to perk up your projects with Clearsnap Inks!
Here are the supplies I used:
- Clearsnap: Colorbox Classic Pigment Cat’s® Eyes Queue “Jelly Beans”, Heliotrope ink; Archival Dye Wicked Black ink; Cat’s Eye Adapter Set
- Sizzix® Thinlits™: Ornate Labels
- Cardstock, 3D Foam Squares Adhesive, Photo Corners, Sentiment Stamp
- Die cutting machine
Grab your cardstock and a coordinating ink color. I was in a purple mood, and the Heliotrope was a great match to my purple cardstock.
Snap the Adapter Tip into a Stylus, and then add the Heliotrope Cat’s Eye ink. Apply ink to the cutting side of the Sizzix Thinlets die, be sure to cover it evenly. Place the inked die with the ink side down, onto the cardstock then cut and emboss in a die cutting machine. This creates a 2-toned die cut effect.
On the smaller die cut, the ink creates a nice border around the inside embossed part of the die cut.
On the card front, I used a larger die, that has the cut line on the inside edge of the die, which will give me a nice inked and embossed edge on the negative piece. I measured a panel to cover the card front, and then positioned the inked die in the center, then cut and embossed to create a window with an inked and embossed border!
The inside die cut, which I will save for another project, also has a very slight inked border.
I added a stamped sentiment on the smallest die cut with Archival Wicked Black ink, and then adhered the layers on the card with photo corners and 3D Foam Squares. See how the negative white card creates a white border too?
Voila! An easy card from ink, die cuts and some of my cardstock stash!
Thanks for visiting!
You can see more of my projects on my blog Cookies for Breakfast by Beth Pingry!