Hello! Visible Image have just released new dies to go with some existing stamp sets, and for the next few weeks you can get 20% off by using the code DIES20. So if you've already got the stamp set, why not add the dies, makes life so much easier. And if you haven't got the stamps, you can buy the stamp and die bundle with 20% off by using the code.
So I thought I'd use one of the new dies for my DT post today.
You get two dies to match the Santa image stamps in the Vintage Santa set - beats fussy cutting round that beard ;)
I stamped my images in Ink On 3 FadeOut ink. To be honest, I wasn't sure how it would work with this design, but I had to give it a go, and I think it looks great!
I used Distress Inks to watercolour the image - Lost Shadow for the beard, Weathered Wood for the hat trim and pompom, and Lumberjack Plaid for the hat, then cut him out with the die.
Then I started on the background with Distress Oxides.
Added some Distress Mica Spray - the Empty Tombstone was unopened, and despite giving it several (a couple) minutes vigorous shaking, it blobbed out. but I'm fine with it, it's grunge.
It dried to a lovely sheen.
Before stamping the sentiment I rubbed the panel with Distress Glaze to seal the oxides.
I love how the mica catches the light!
I added a few snowflakes with a white Posca pen to finish off the card.
Pop on over to the Visible Image store to see what dies are available now for existing sets. They make crafting so much easier!