Die-cut shapes and images are always a great way to add either a focal point or embellishing an ATC or card. These are just some of the ways I have used to add a finish to these samples.
1. UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) is a chunky embossing powder that you can use
to just coat the die-cut, or you can also stamp into it while still hot to create texture. The
background is Paper Mill alcohol ink on photo paper.
2. Cut your shapes from black card, then rub over metallic wax or
metallic paint over sections of the die-cut shape to add interest. The
background is metallic paint smoosh technique.
3. A simple die cut from plain black cardstock and left as is.
It highlights a brighter background beautifully. The background
is from the last class, Shimmer Pens 2 and is made using the
Nuvo Glitter Markers.
4. Die-cut a background die and then colour with Black Spectrum Noir shimmer pen
which adds a subtle sparkle finish. I also added silver to the star shapes on the die-cut with
a Nuvo Silver Glitter Marker which was then coated with Glossy Accents. Silver and
Grey sequin stars were also added to the galaxy style background to continue the theme.
5. Another black die-cut background over the top of a Distress Oxide
background piece. I rubbed Treasure Gold metallic wax on the black of the
die-cut to give it some highlights and a subtle change of colour.
6. Another background die that was cut from plain black card, then coated
with 2 coats of UTEE black embossing powder. This gives a wonderful
deep, glossy, black finish to the die-cut. I have attached it using the
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher with the staples coloured in first with a
black permanent marker. This is a trick I use frequently, colouring
in a row of staples to co-ordinate with the ATC I am using them on.
The background is Nuvo Shimmer Powder in the colour, Catherine Wheel.