Love You Word + Shadow die two ways

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Today I’m sharing two card projects featuring a word and shadow die set that I designed for Simon Says Stamp.

I really love the whole word die/shadow die combo! This particular die cuts out the love, Y, O and U as separate dies, and you ground them on the shadow layer. I kept my word die layer together, rather than cutting them apart!

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I created a bright background using Distress Inks and some water color paper.  I thought it made a cool pairing with the Debra cover plate style die that you see here. But as I was playing around with my ‘love you’ die, and trying out some different colors for the shadow die, I figured, why not make a second card?

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The second card features the same word/shadow combo, but with a stamped background. Because I was using Gina K Designs cardstock for my shadow layers, I decided to grab a couple of my ink pads and try my hand at stamping without using my MISTI tool. (I know, stranger things have happened!)

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If you are looking for some fantastic quality dye inks, check out Gina K Designs entire collection of colors. They stamp beautifully! I have all of her mini ink cubes and am slowing getting the larger pads of my most used colors. I did a post about Gina’s ink and cardstock recently when she released her 2018 new colors. I was so happy at how well all the images stamped for this second card and I place the glory fully on the inks!

Here is a video walking you through how I made these cards. Be sure to click over and watch on YouTube for the best viewing experience.

Thanks so much for watching today!


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Cathy ZielskeLove You Word + Shadow die two ways

6 Comments on “Love You Word + Shadow die two ways”

  1. #1
    Kelli Nash

    Oh, I love these both, Cathy! SO excited for your free-range stamping experiment!!! Looks beautiful!

  2. #2
    Leanne in Cali

    These are beautiful! Love the colors you chose and the details. Thanks for sharing your awesome video!!

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