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Distress Paints and Die Cuts! Create a Beautiful Butterfly Card

Posted by Laurel Beard

Use Distress Paints and beautiful Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to create a beautiful butterfly card that is perfect for any occasion.

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Create a card with Distress Paints and Die Cuts

Hi there! Today I have a super fun card/video to share with you today that shows you how you can create a fun card with just a few simple supplies!

Supplies I used:
Tim Holtz Distress Paints (Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves, Hickory Smoke, Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn)
Two butterfly dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs: butterfly silhouette and the butterfly overlay (to layer on top of the silhouette to create a 3D effect)

I chose to color my die cuts with the Tim Holtz Distress Paints for a few reasons... One, it is just so easy to apply dabs of these colors and quickly apply color to your dies.. And two, the colors all work so beautifully together! The Distress paints are water-based acrylic paints that work on various surfaces... They, like all other distress products, are reactive with water. I didn't use water today, but that is another technique you can use with the distress paints. The paints have a dabber system so applying the color is easy peasy!!!!

I decided to keep the card very simple and just add a word die cut for my sentiment. You can easily stamp an image as well. To perfectly match the butterfly, I colored a piece of white card stock with one of the distress paints I used on the butterfly! I let it dry, then placed my word die on the cardstock and ran it thru my die cutting machine! Another thing I love about these distress paints! You can customize your cardstock by applying them direct to paper! There are a lot of word die cuts in the shop so be sure to check it out...

I also did a few other simple techniques such as heat embossing that I will show you in the video, which can be found below! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for joining us today!

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