Hi crafters! I’m back with another card for CAS-ual Fridays. Today, I want to show you how you can enhance plain diecut pieces with just a few simple patterns. I know you have seen me do this before, and I feel that we can stretch our creative abilities quite a bit with something that everybody can be successful with.
As you can see in the video, I’m not doing anything terribly difficult. I’m just using simple lines and patterns to create interest. Which means: YOU CAN DO IT, TOO! All you need for it are a few basic shapes, die cut from different colors of card stock, and a good white gel pen. I picked mine up from a regular supermarket, so it’s nothing fancy or expensive.
The patterns I’m drawing I learned when I was doing a lot of Zendoodling. If you are not familiar with it, either go with whatever comes to mind, or check out Pinterest for inspiration. As you saw in the video, this is nothing that requires special skills. Just a few random lines, and then you get a nice pattern. You can try this with metallic markers, too. The effect would certainly be awesome.
I hope you have enjoyed the video and the tutorial. If you decide to give this technique a try, please let me know in the comments. I would love to see what you create.