EZ with CZ: Simple Color behind a Die Cut

Hi friends! Happy Thursday! Welcome to the latest in our monthly blog series with Cathy Zielske, EZ with CZ! Read on, and be sure to watch the video for all the details! Enjoy!

Hi everyone! It’s Cathy Z. here, back with another installment of EZ with CZ! Today, we’ll take a gorgeous but intricate die cut and add color the easy way: by ink blending a quick panel to pop behind it!

I love the Spring Blooms Corner die, but I didn’t want to spend the time paper piecing in card stock for color. My easy solution? Quick ink blending on a separate panel.

This created such a pretty, soft background and I topped it with one of the Small Script Trio greetings.

Here is my video showing you how I created this card project:

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Cathy for being our special guest!

  1. Lovely card Cathy–love the ink blending, makes this card much easier than paper piecing when you need a pretty card in a hurry.

  2. So soft and pretty Cathy! Love the ‘hairs’ tip since I always seem to have them on my die cuts. First time I saw the Gemini machine work, thanks for that – I really want one!

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