Monday, June 12, 2017

My Other Creations: Life Collage Using Die-Cuts to Add Texture

"Touchy Feely" is our challenge theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  That means texture!  I used some die cuts to build up texture, along with some crinkly-folded circles and some paper flowers.

One of my favorite tricks with die-cut shapes is to use the negative cuts, too.  To make the spiral in my project, I placed three Seth Apter coffee ring dies inside of each other, then ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot.  Here's how the negative shape turned out:

Another fun trick is to use crinkly-folded circles.  I fold a circle in half, then in half again (fourths), then I make diagonal folds in between that, then I open it up and it has some nice dimension.

You can't go wrong with paper flowers, either, so I attached some of those to a Tim Holtz wildflower die.  I added a few bits of Washi tape here and there, then stamped out the "life" sentiment and added it on.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you add some texture this week!  Upload your touchy feely creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!