Hey creative, this week we are exploring die cuts. Have you used die cuts in your work? Maybe you could use some artsy tips? It just so happens that Michelle and I used the same die from the Wild and Free Collection for today’s post and makes for a perfect example of the Tuesday Tip I shared this week.(On Tuesdays, I put an artsy tip in our Facebook group Rise and Shine with Rita Barakat.) .
Have you ever noticed that something subtle like a smile or a simple compliment can brighten someone’s day? In art and life, sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. (And it doesn’t need to be a Tuesday for that tip! 😉 )
Take a look at the first photo and this one, using the same cowgirl die cut. Did you notice the difference? It’s subtle but makes a big difference. Do you see it? Look at the outline of the die cuts. On the first photo, I changed the outline from white to black. This simple change helps the die blend into the dark background. For my project, the girl die cut is not the focal point but an embellishment. Michelle left the edges of her die cut, white – this makes the die the focal point, it pops and your eye goes directly to the girl.
Sometimes it’s very small subtle detail that can make all the difference.
For more on Michelle’s adorable tag check out her Blog Post.
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