Saturday, May 7, 2016

NSD - Mad About You

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Ashley at The Cut Shoppe is offering an awesome free cut file in honor of our day. Be sure to stop by the blog to add to your library today. Also, be sure to use your sale code to get 50% off in the store!

I just love the fun circles cut and decided to show you one of my favorite ways to color a cut design. I simply pressed my cut into inks that had been spritzed, but you can also drag your cut out through the ink, letting the colors mix. It has so many possible looks and is fun to do!

First I cut the design out of plain white cardstock. I chose a few distress ink. Here I chose masculine, earthy colors. Lay everything out on a silicone mat, we are going to need something to squish the inks on to.

Choose your first color and stamp the pad right onto the silicone mat. Spritz with some water and press a section of the cut out design directly into the ink. I simply pressed down, being careful not to move it much because I like the variety in coverage

Repeat with the next color and press the section of the design that is just under the first

Finish with stamping and spritzing with the last colors, pressing in a new blank section of the design.

I used the same technique on one of my favorite layouts, but with bright and fun colors.

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