October 20, 2012

A quick Tip

I just wanted to share with you how to distress some of those finicky and delicate dies that you would like to ink up or even sand.You may already know how to do this but for those who don't ....

You may recognize this tree from yesterday and the leaf was from a card a couple months back. So for the tree I die cut it out as normal out of cordination cardstock. but instead of taking it "out" I took my sander and sanded all around the edges.If you feel more comfortable you can tape the backside if you're a little on the rough side. lol.
You'll see in this next picture what it looks like after you take it out and apart.

Now flor the leaf die I used distress ink on it.Here it is fresh being cut..

I then took my distress tool and started inking it.Working my way around,depending on how dark or light you want it.I just start off with little ink and add more to darken. Again you may want to use some tape on the back.This die was delicate to ink.Yes I almost ripped it lol.

Here it is all done :)

 I hope you enjoyed this .
Thanks for stopping by !


Sandra said...

Hi Tanya, I love the die of the tree. Who makes it and where can I buy it? Thanks!

Sandie said...

Okay, I found the tree die. Read!!!!
I'm sorry for being a dunce.
You have a great site! Thanks