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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Technique Tuesday #17 Camouflage Die Cuts


Today I'm showcasing the technique of camouflage die cuts. This is where you die cut something, usually a word, out of your finished piece, and then put it back but you raise it up a little, sometimes backing it with a colour, to help it stand out a little. Because the word has the same design as it's surroundings it's very subtle, and works well for when you want to add a die cut but don't want it to detract from your design.

First I stamped the MFT Etched Flower background stamp and heat embossed in white, on some watercolour cardstock.

Then I took a couple of my zig markers in Light Grey and Dark Grey and did a little shading.
Once dry I cut it with the largest die from the Blueprints 15 set and then took the MFT Big Hugs die and cut that out. I cut it twice more in white cardstock and glued the layers of letters together.

I made an A2 (US) size card base with plain black cardstock and glued on my painted piece, then I inset the letters and glued them into place.

I heat embossed a sentiment in white on a scrap of black cardstock and cut it out with one of the Stitched  Sentiment Strip dies and popped it up on some thin foam tape.
Finally for the finishing touch I added a few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Watercolour Card
Plain Black Cardstock
MFT Etched Flower Background Stamp
MFT Blueprints 15
MFT Big Hugs Die
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips
MFT Essential Sentiments
Versamark Ink
Detail White Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

That's all for today, I hope my project has inspired you and thank you so much for visiting!


  1. Great technique and wonderful result. Love your card.
    Valerija xx

  2. Looks really good Linda I like the result...x

  3. I've never seen this technique before and you certainly showcased a beautiful rendition of this technique. It is so beautiful.

  4. Wow - this is beautiful Linda... I love the monochrome look and your subtle shading of the background stamp is perfection. The HUGS die also lends itself so well to the camouflage technique.. your card is altogether fabulous!

    Christine x

  5. This card is amazing; so beautiful and elegant :-) I am dying to give this technique a try now have very much inspired me!
    Big hugs, Kat xx


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Linda xx