Pin It The second technique of my week-long Embellishing Die Cuts event is a technique to add depth and dimension to your die cuts.
TECHNIQUE #2 - INKING OR CHALKING THE EDGES
This is an example I made using plain colored cardstock, but I shaded the edges of the moon white and baby blanket blue using inks and chalks. See the entire layout here if you're interested. You can also use watercolors or watercolor pencils for a similar effect.
Inking is probably my favorite scrapbooking technique that I've learned. All you need to do is drag (or wipe) an inkpad along the edge of the cardstock. This is what I did with the moon above. With the baby blanket I used chalk to rub along the edge in a similar fashion. (BTW- AC Moore sells $1 ink pads if you need to stock up on different colors.)
Faith Abigail at Faith Abigail Designs uses this techique beautifully. Look at this gorgeous beach scene Thank You card. Imagine how different this would be without the ink. It really makes each piece stand out and makes it look much more professional.
Do you have a project where you have used this technique? Add it below!