How to Use Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies

by | March 9th, 2015 | 12

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!

How to use Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies by Beth Pingry

Ink up your Sizzix Dies with Clearsnap!

Here are the supplies I used:

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.

Clearsnap Beth Pingry ink and dies 3a

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.

Clearsnap Beth Pingry ink and dies 4a

On the smaller die cut, the ink creates a nice border around the inside embossed part of the die cut.

Clearsnap Beth Pingry ink and dies 5a

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!

Clearsnap Beth Pingry ink and dies 6a

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?

Clearsnap Beth Pingry ink and dies 2a

Voila! An easy card from ink, die cuts and some of my cardstock stash!

Thanks for visiting!

Beth Pingry

You can see more of my projects on my blog Cookies for Breakfast by Beth Pingry!

Clearsnap Guest Blogger Beth Pingry

12 Responses to How to Use Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies

  1. Dottie J says:

    What a nice stack of prizes; winning would be amazing. I am off to try inking my dies. That is a totally new idea to me and I think I can come up with some great card elements using it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Linda Hofacker says:

    Great Tutorial Beth! You are so creative!

  3. Sharon Estes says:

    What a great supply of goodies for a giveaway. I love this die cut.

  4. Diane Schafer says:

    what a great idea Beth! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Dawn Leinberger says:

    I agree. Incredible prize package and what a cool idea!! I wouldn’t ever have thought to ink the dye itself!

  6. MargieH says:

    One of my favorite techniques! Hey, I have that chalk ink set…hmmm…might have to boost my well-being today ;)
    Great tutorial!

  7. Jean Bullock says:

    What a great idea, Beth. Definitely going to try this with my dies. Thank you.

  8. Fabulous tutorials and love this idea!! Would love to win these fabulous prizes!

  9. Jenelle Reyes says:

    Wow! Great tip…I’ve never thought of this! I’m gonna try it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! Great idea and tutorial!! Will try this! Thank you for your gorgeous card inspiration!

  11. Ava Gavloski says:

    I am going to give this one a try for sure!!! Thanks for sharing

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