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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How to Color your Die Cuts; Guest Designer at BlueMoon Scrapbooking

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Today I am very excited to share with you all this tutorial that I posted over  at BlueMoonScrapbooking  
as a Guest Designer 
on how to give some color to your die cuts!

Two simple and quick ways to color your Dies...
1- using inks and daubers
 2- and/ or coloring with markers those intricate cuts....

how to color die cuts 2 cards supplies

On both cards I am using the NEW Holiday 2015 release of dies from "Memory Box"
See supplies below...

On this first card; a "thank you" card,  the intricate dies were colored with markers...

how to color die cuts thank you card front

The background was sponged with distress inks and sponges....

how to color die cuts thank you card step 1

1- when die cutting, do not tear apart the die...color on top "randomly" with different shades of a same color of markers, I used 3 different shades: a light, medium and a darker one...
No particular way, no need to be careful...this goes VERY quickly!

how to color die cuts thank you card step 1

When you tear it apart this is the result a multi color branch....

how to color die cuts thank you card detail branch

For the word: I trace with a ruler lines of color with the markers;
start with one or two lines of a lighter purple over the word, move the ruler trace some more lines with a medium tone and finish with a darker color...

how to color die cuts thank you card detail word

a last view

how to color die cuts thank you card last view

For this second card, the "Christmas" one; the die was color with Sponged daubers and inks...

how to color die cuts merry card supplies

Sponge one color (green) 2 or 3 times in different spots;
continue with a second color and so on until you cover the entire die and Voilà!

how to color die cuts merry card step 1

The result:  a die colored with several inks....

how to color die cuts merry card detail

A last view

how to color die cuts merry card last view

I hope you enjoyed these Simple ways to color your dies with  Pretty results....
markers and sponge daubers...

how to color die cuts merry card both cards

Other Options:
Replace permanent markers "Copics"  using the same steps....
1- with watercolors brushes
2- with "Prismacolor" pencils and "Gamsol"

Replace distress inks with daubers
1- with "Versamark" ink and embossing powders for a shinier effect...
2- with glitter
3- with chalks/ "Panpastels"....

and remember to visit....

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Thanks for the visit, 
Hope you enjoyed 
this Tutorial; 
On how to color your die Cuts!



  1. Both of your cards are so gorgeous!! The colors look amazing!! I love the designs!! Congratulation on your guest design spot!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Superbe, toutes ces couleurs sont du plus bel effet, bravo. Bises.

  3. How clever. You always come up with unique ideas. I must try this out. Congrats on your DT guest position. So well deserved!

  4. Deux superbes cartes Bibiana ! Très belle colorisation ! bises

  5. Pretty cards
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. BEAUTIFUL....will give this a try....sooooo effective!
    Paper Hugs,

  7. tes deux cartes sont magnifiques !!

  8. Both these cards are very beautiful hun, and I agree it does give a great look to color some diecuts. I´ve often colored some with my Copics, but never used a dauber thoug, but I´m definitely going to try that too some times, that´s for sure.

  9. tes cartes sont splendides bravo
    j espere que tu va mieux

  10. Gorgeous cards, I love the glow on the first one the way you did the shading is just beautiful and I love how the thanks graduated colors is done!!

  11. gorgeous cards and just the colours...


  12. So beautiful card !
    Thank to the guest Designer Blue Moon Scrapbooking !

  13. quel travail sur ces deux cartes bravo bravo bisous du soir

  14. Muy práctica tu forma de colorear. Gracias por compartir tus técnicas!

  15. un superbe bel effet!

  16. that's a new way to colour the dies; I did'n knew it!


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