Wonky Squares - Day 2

January 24, 2018

Hello friends,

Katie here with a tip for getting more use out of your dies.  We all know that stamps and dies go great together, but coordinating dies can stand on their own too!  I am using the heart balloon Elle-ments dies which coordinate with the Love is in the Air stamp set to create a card that's perfect for Valentine's Day.

To start, I cut the heart balloons from a panel of watercolor card stock and pulled out some Distress Oxide inks in shades of red, pink and coral.

Using an ink blending tool, I added ink to the balloons creating a blended ombre effect on each balloon.

Once the inking was complete, I spritzed the balloon die cuts with water to lift some of the ink pigment and create this lovely spotted effect.  

To create the card, I die cut a panel of white card stock with the Wonky Squares die and attached it to a white note card with foam tape.  In the negative space left by the square die cut, I adhered the wonky square.  

I adhered the balloon die cuts over top of the Wonky Stitched Square with foam tape.  The hugs die is also from the Wonky Stitched Squares die set.  I tied white string to the balloons and added a few clear sequins for a finishing touch. 


That's it for me today, but I hope this tip gives some inspiration to use explore stand-alone uses for your coordinating dies. 

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Janet D. said...

I love this! The gold 'hugs' is just right! Thanks for the inspiration!

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