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Hi readers! I’m always happy to welcome back guest designer (and pal of Simon :)), Teri Anderson! Today she’s made a seriously fun & brightly colored card that I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Pssst: she used Copic Markers to color (SALE alert: use code HUE at checkout for 20% all Copic Products– going on now!!).
I love steel dies. I am sure a lot of you can relate. I mean, seriously. Take a die. Grab a little paper. Run it through your die-cutting machine. Oh yeah! Instant gratification.But I’m always looking for ways to get a little extra bang for the buck with them.A fun way to use nested style dies (like the Circles from Technique Tuesday) is to pair them up with markers.Check out this card.
See the circle background.Get this. I made it by setting some of my circle dies on cardstock and then simply scribbling in a little color with markers. It was so easy! The process looked like this.
The trick when you try this technique is to make sure you hold the die down firmly as apply color. But don’t worry if you don’t. You’ll just end up with a card that’s a little more on the artsy side not-so-crisp colored edges.By the way, I used this same market technique to make this card here.
Instead of using a bunch of different circle dies, I used the same sized die and just moved around the piece of paper.
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Teri for being our guest!
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How simple is that? and it makes a fun card.
What a fun card! Love the clever technique and awesome, bold colors!
Cute and clever card!!! Thanks!
Splashy and bright!!!
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Sweet cards! So bright and cheery.
Cute card, thanks for the tip.
Great card, Teri!!
What a great idea – love your card Teri!
Love these bright & cheery cards! Thanks for the great tip on using the dies as a stencil.
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I love the brightness of today’s card. I never try bold cards like this, but I should.
I love the bright colors!
what a bright and fun card!
Such fun, bright cards!
Neat technique! Now to get my husband to fund some copies for me….
Great card and I love the coloring idea.
Beautiful card, love the vibrant colors!
Love Teri’s bright colors and cool die trick.
Welcome, Teri!! Love seeing your fresh looks on cards! Love this one with all the bright cheery colors and loved your trick for making the circles!
Totally love this idea.
What a bright, fun card!
Interesting idea to use the various dies of different shapes… Thanks for the Inspiration
Super fast and bright card!
FUN technique and FABULOUS card – THANK YOU for the inspiration Teri!!!
Such a fun card (and quick to make, yay)!
Love the colours and artsy feel of this card!
Love the bright colors and catchy sentiment! Thank u for sharing!
Clever! Thanks for the great idea…
love Teri’s card – so summery
What a great technique Teri! I would never have thought to use my dies with my Copics!
I love Terris beautiful card here.
Oh wow a very jazzy card, thanks for showing
Using dies as “stencils” is brilliant! Thanks for thinking outside that box…!
Beautiful! Love the bright colours!
Sometimes simple is best! Very clever use of dies.
Love the beautiful and bright colors!
Great card! I don’t have circle dies but I did a similar technique once by drawing around the outside of a circle template and then coloring in the circle. The marker blended right in and the original outline never showed. This is even better because it saves the stop of outlining each different colored circle!.
What a great idea. Sometimes those simple techniques are hard to find. Thank you!
I love the artsy feel to this card & the fact that the circles aren’t perfect! And the bright colors! :) It’s SUPER! :D
Wow, LOVE this. The bright colors are superb!
Happy card!! Love the colors!
So very cool! Very festive for any occasion. Thanks for the clever idea on another way to use dies.
Now why didn’t I think of that?
Great circles of colour.
Beautiful, colorful card.
So simple and clever! Awesome idea, thanks! ~kim
Another use for your die cuts. Great idea
great technique! what a fun way to use those dies!