Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Adding character to your diecuts.

Adding diecuts and stickers to your mini’s give impressive results. However if done incorrectly it can seem as though object are floating on your page. Bumping up a diecut or sticker can be easily achieved with a little creativity and imagination. Here is one I did using a diecut train from my Cricut.

The first thing I did was cut multiple layers and stacked them together.
I cut circles for the wheels and layered those as well.
Next I cut strips of paper and used Pearl dot stickers for the accent pieces .
I inked the edges of my train and stamped the wheels with a background stamp using Stazon Glue pad. I then sprinkled burgundy glitter on the wheels. I also glittered the front and top of the train.
I added two buttons to the centers of the wheels
Finally I went digging in my sticker stash and found a cute bear to use as the conductor. Later I will probably add a hat to my bear and a bell to my train, but I just wanted to show how easy it is to embellish a simple diecut.

Here is another example.