Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dress up your die cuts

I have found some really cute graphics lately that you can either use in digital scrapbooking or print them out and use them traditionally.  I decided to print some out and dress them up a little bit.  I printed this little dog image and the sentiment.  I wanted to add something to the image to make it pop a little more.


I thought liquid applique would be perfect for this.  I added to the dog’s puffs.  Liquid applique puffs up when it is heated with a heat gun.  Ideally you should let it dry overnight, but I just gave it an hour or so and then hit it with the heat gun and it worked fine.  I love the three dimensional look. Here is a close up.


  I mounted my image on some Echo Park paper with some ASI clear foam and I have a super quick and simple card done.

For this next image,  I decided to try something a little different.


I thought the fur on the Santa suit would look great with some fun flock.  I covered the fur in glue and the dropped the fun flock on to it.  It helps to kind of push the flock into the glue to get it to stick really well.   Then I decided to make his boots and belt look like patent leather.  I added some crystal laquer to make them look shiny.  To finish off the belt buckle, I added some stickles.  This little cow image is so whimsical I decided it would be perfect to attach with an action wobble to give it some movement. 
The next time you see some cute graphics, print them out and dress them up a little bit. 

Cutters Creek supplies
fun flock
liquid applique
echo park
Cutters Creek branded flowers
action wobble