Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Die Cut Stencils

Today's tutorial on Splitcoast is brought to us by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! Korin shows how to use the negative of a die cut as a stencil, and creates a cute background using a repeated border die. Very fun!

Here's a little twist on the technique, using a stencil I made out of chipboard and circle dies. (That tutorial is HERE.)

For my background, I squooshed chalk inks through the stencil onto watercolor paper, then spritzed with water to let the colors blend together a little.

The main image is a recent ebay addition to my Classic Pooh collection, and it's colored with Holbein oil-based pencils. I used a sentiment from Flourishes and some ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to dress it up... I love the texture of that ribbon! I lightly heated it with my heat gun to help it keep its shape in the double bow.

Hope you'll check out the tutorial and join us!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fun card and background technique!

  2. Dina, this background looks amazing with this adorable image of Pooh. Great job.

  3. You do so many neat things, but really like this one. Thanks for sharing. Edna