Now that I am finally getting back into crafting, I did dig through the “treasure trove” – a box full of supplies that I either bought or which were sent to me, but which I didn’t have the chance to use just yet. And you know what I found? Tons of amazing, intricate dies by Tonic Studios and I just had to play with them!
I knew that I wanted the focus to be on the little Purple Onion Designs stamp and on the intricate pattern of the die-cut panel. That’s why I opted for a very subtle and soft color scheme that wouldn’t distract from that.
The next challenge was: how do I deal with such intricate die-cuts? I know some people use wax paper to prevent stuff from getting stuck in their dies (I bought some, will try it soon), and I know that there are special brushes that help you clean out the little paper pieces from the paper after you cut it – but I didn’t have any of those tools when I tried these Tonic dies. Guess what? A soft tooth brush will do the trick, too. Maybe it will take a minute longer than with a specialty brush, but it was actually rather easy to get all the little pieces out and end up with this beautiful “lacy” pattern.
I had colored this bunny previously with my Copics; just some basic coloring I had done to get back into the groove and get my crafty feet back under me. Before I created this card, I had actually created another one, where I had used watercolor paper and Stabilo pens instead of Simon Says Stamp paper and Copics, and it turned out just as beautiful:
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! Let me know what your experiences or tricks with intricate dies are!
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