Using Die Cuts as Masks with Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

Happy Monday stampers!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and got plenty of stamping done.  I got a few projects completed and wanted to share the card I worked on yesterday with you.  This card uses the technique of using die cuts as masks to create fun backgrounds for your projects.

I used the long branch shaped die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and cut this out of whisper white cardstock.  I then used the die cut as a mask on a piece of thick whisper white and sponged dapper denim ink into the open spaces of the die cut.  I moved the die cut up the card trying to place it in the same orientation each time and continued to sponge the color into the spaces.  You are left with this really unique and cool background piece for your cards.  I immediately thought it looked like waves since I used the dapper denim color so thought the little boat shape from the corresponding stamp set - Swirly Bird - would be perfect for this card. 


I stamped the bottom of the boat in dapper denim onto some whisper white cardstock and then stamped the sails in mint macaron.  The little flag on top was stamped in watermelon wonder.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I also stamped the sun in peekaboo peach and used the coordinating die to cut that out.  I used the branch shaped die that I used for the mask to cut out some waves for the boat in dapper denim.  

For the sentiment, I used the new stamp set Thoughtful Banners with the corresponding punch to create this cute banner for the card.  I then layered all the pieces together and popped up the boat, sun and sentiment banner with dimensionals.  I really like the color combo of dapper denim and mint macaron.  


This stamp set and coordinating thinlit set are so versatile.  I created a card Saturday using the same supplies (just different color cardstock) and got a totally different look.  You can see that blog post here.




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