Friday, January 15, 2016

Die-Namites January Inspiration & Technique Blog Hop

Hey there, Crafty Friends... IT's that time again!! It's time for the Die-Namites' Monthly Techniques and Inspiration Blog Hop!! WOOHOO!!

Today, I decided to do something a little different with my dies. Instead of using them in a traditional manner (cutting paper and creating die-cuts), I am using them to create a stamp. Then using that stamp to create a card.

And creating stamps with your dies is so super easy!

Supplies Needed

Winter Fir
Fun Foam or Craft Foam Sheet
2way Glue
Acrylic Block

Other Supplies Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads (Ranger)
Multimedia Paper
eBrush (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir Markers- GB1, GB3
Periwinkle Sharpie
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger)

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This is so easy, you're gonna wonder why you didn't make your own stamps sooner...

First, use you die to die-cut your foam sheet. You made need to pass it through your die-cut machine a few times, depending on the thickness an density of your foam.

Then apply a layer of 2way glue onto your foam die-cut and set aside to dry. It is now a repositionable / removable stamp.

Once dry, adhere to  acrylic stamp block and ink up with your favorite ink. Lightly mist with water and stamp image onto paper.

I used a very thick mixed media paper. This paper is specially formulated to uphold liquid applications with little to NO WARPING.

If you read my blog regularly, you'll know that I love to airbrush almost everything. And in this case I airbrushed a sun-setting horizon behind my trees. First, I airbrushed the golds. I used Spectrum Noirs GB1 and GB3. And for my blue skies, I used a periwinkle colored sharpie.

You don't have to use an airbrush... you can get very similar results by using ink pads and a sponge blending tool. Use what makes you comfortable.

Then I traced around the perimeter of my stamped image with a PITT Artist Pen in XS. This helped define the stamped images. 

And lastly, I splattered/ splashed Alcohol blending solution onto my card front and then stamped my sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed my Tip & Technique project ... 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Die-Namites Design Team Family!!

Check out the full Blog Hop line-up here

Martha Lucia

Thank you for hopping with us today!!
Your next stop is the awesomely talented

Have fun and Have a very crafty day!!
~ Mitsy


  1. What a cool tip - I must try it!! Yours turned out fab!!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have fun stamping!! Let me know how your project turns out!

  2. I can never remember to do this (make stamps with my dies). Wonderful card.


    1. Thank you, Marilyn! Yeah, sometimes we forget that many of our crafting tools can do so much more than what they were made to do! The wonders of a crafter's ingenuity never ceases to amaze!!

  3. Nice card and thank you for the tip. It's very useful!

  4. How wonderful!
    Love the end
    results on your
    beautiful card.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Now that is such a neat trick to make the die into a stamp. I love when we find more ways to get the most from dies. And, I own that tree so I know how wonderful a die it really is too!

    1. Verna, isn't it something?! Crafters can be so clever! LOL And I super love this stamp!! It is one of my faves! It was just perfect for this technique!!

  6. How very clever! Love your airbrushed background - it's beautiful. Can't believe the great depth you got with your tree die made stamps.

    1. Thank you so much , Super Stick Chick!! I noticed a lot of the Die-Namites dies work great with this technique and they really do have lots of detail to them which gives beautiful results. A definite must try!!!

  7. Wonderful card...thanks for the tip.

    1. Thank you very much, Mans De Fada...that is just so sweet of you!!

  8. Awww, thank you so so much, Doudou!!