Chrissie used a really great technique to create a project for this week's Faerie Poppets release - Selective Die Cutting. Selectively die cutting is a great way to add interest to your card (and it saves you the time of having to fussy cut images, too)!
Here is how she created this gorgeous card:
"First, I stamped the image on Crafter's Companion Premium White cardstock. I pulled out my dies and placed them over the image before cutting. I played around with sizes and positions to decide which portion of the image I wanted on the card.
You can see in the above picture that I cut out part of the feet and foliage using my Cuttlebug.
Then, I started coloring her in, using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I actually pulled out some patterned stock ahead of time and matched the color scheme to those papers."
"As I colored, I kept it somewhat loose, to go along with the style of these images. They just flow, so I felt like I could just 'go with the flow' as I colored. So, I let some colors bleed into each other and kept it as soft as I could."
"After my die cut was colored in, I added the sentiment along with a few strips of patterned paper."
"I've found that when you mix patterned papers together, it creates more interest. I always try to keep at least one similar color in the patterns, though, to tie it all together. In the two papers I've chosen, both have the same yellow."
"Once I had the papers adhered down and everything was ready to assemble, I added Crafter's Companion foam adhesive to the back of the die cut.
For the finished card, I added some bling (I needed some sparkle). I also sponged the edges of the die cut to soften it up a little bit. There was just too much white between the card base and the background of the die cut. This also makes the image pop out a little more."
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