I’m excited to share another of my recent purchases with you today! This is the new Tim Holtz Doodle Art die, which is absolutely gorgeous! It’s also very intricate, with loads of detail cut outs. Whatever background you put this die cut over, it will look amazing. Here’s a look at just the die itself.
Isn’t that amazing?! Are you old enough to remember when you could buy a post, complete with a set of coloured markers, and colour it in yourself? Those were called DoodleArt – I kid you not! Yes – that’s how we spent hours amusing ourselves, and feeling very artistic! Of course, the markers always seemed to dry out before you were finished colouring…so you had to have your own stash!
DOODLE ART DIE
I was going to use just a solid colour cardstock, until I spotted one of my alcohol ink backgrounds on my table. It became the background for this die cut out.
I decided to go with a black die cut, for more drama! White looks lovely, but I prefer the black. A metallic die cut would be stunning, as well.
Well, this was one of the easiest cards I’ve made! I already had the background done; it is alcohol inks with gold mixative, on Yupo. For the Doodle Art die cut, use your Big Shot with the die & a piece of black cardstock. Due to the number of small pieces, I ran it through several times, and flipping the orientation as well. Every die cutting machine has different ‘tension’, which means it cuts differently. I find that there are areas on mine, usually towards the middle, where there’s less pressure. That’s why I run it through so many times.
If you have the die brush, that will come in handy to release all of the little pieces from the die cut and die itself. Next, flip the die cut over, and apply liquid glue (or whatever you prefer) to the back of the die cut. Now, attach it to your colourful panel. Next, trim the panel down to fit.
I finished off the card by creating a black card base, and attaching a 2 1/2″ wide strip of gold cardstock to the left side. The die cut panel is attached using fun foam, or foam tape. Stamp the sentiment from the Studio Katia Peony Trimmings stamp set in Versarmark ink, onto black cardstock. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Finally, attach the sentiment with more fun foam, or foam tape.
With a beautiful card like this, you can add any sentiment, and I think it would be well received!
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