I love fancy die cuts, and floral images are my favorites. I was smitten with this beautiful Bonney Stem - love at first site, but when I got it in my hot little hands I wasn't so sure what to do with it. I loved the rich detailed embossing- but how to add some color without loosing the raised detail? Here's what I did...
1.) Double cut the Bonney Stem from white card stock. Ink up both die cuts with light colors. We'll be adding darker shades next! I used Copic markers, but any alcohol based marker will work great.
2.) Set one of the colored dies to the side, and insert the second one back in the die. Using the die as a stencil add a darker shade of ink inside the openings. I added two darker shades for more depth. TIP: Clean off your die with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol or baby wipe to keep it clean for your next project.
Your finished image will look like this.
3.) Adhere the reserved die cut (the one without the extra shading) to your card base.
4.) Layer your floral image by trimming the detailed flowers and leaves from the die cut and adhere them with adhesive foam tape.
This was really fun and easy and looks wonderful on an inlaid die background.
I hope you'll give this technique a try!