Negative Die Cutting Idea - Giraffe Baby Card

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Posted on 5th September 2017 by Nicole Mullen
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Die Cutting Idea! 

Hi all,

Nicole here with a fun and easy die cutting technique that helps you get the most from your stamps and dies. I find this technique produces beautiful cards every time I use it. It is most commonly known as negative die cutting. For this card I used:

I started off by cutting down my lilac and white card layers.

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On another piece of smooth white card I stamped the giraffe stamp. It is a dual layer stamp which gives it great dimension.

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I then die cut the giraffe from the main front panel I previously cut. I centered it where I wanted on the card, placing the stamps I was going to use as a guide also, to make sure I got the position right. Once die cut I stamped the sentiment, and then added a lot of foam tape on the back.

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I then stuck this foam taped die cut panel down over the stamped image. I find it easiest to tape the image to my desk with a small bit of washi tape, and not cut the image panel down, as it gives me the most to work with. I then slowly lower the die cut panel down over the image making sure the placement is ok. I go slowly and carefully to be sure I line it up properly. 

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I then trim off the excess card afterwards leaving a perfect panel.

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This panel is then adhered to the lilac panel, and then onto the card base. I added nothing else to the card, letting the sentiment and the cute image be the real star of the card.

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I hope you like this technique and give it a try. Share your projects with us on our blog, Instagram or Facebook pages!

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