How to Create Many Cards with ONE Die


Posted on 22nd November 2015 by Barbara Daines
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Tutorials, Christmas Craft Ideas, Design Team

Hi again......just wanted to show you a few cards made with only ONE die but using different backgrounds. The die I've used is called Bethlehem Scene, by Brittania Dies.

I cut 4 pieces of smooth black cardstock and 1 white hammered.

I love making backgrounds with Brusho paints, and often a small piece will come in very handy as a 'sky' background. I stamped a generic sentiment with Versamark ink,  heat-embossed it, and mounted onto a white hammered card base.

This is another Brusho background, which I think suits the die perfectly. This card reminds me of Morocco, one of our most favourite holiday destinations.

On this card, I've used a piece of double-sided adhesive, and sprinkled 'Glamourdust' over the 'sticky' part to make a lovely glittery background.

This background uses gilding flakes......and I've got to say it's one of the messiest techniques ever. I love getting inky & messy, but sticky & messy is a no-no! The gilding flakes are rubbed over a double-sided adhesive sheet, then burnished to give a lovely mixed coloured shiny background.

Here is a closer look at the gilding flake background, done on white linen textured cardstock.......

Cutting the die in white hammered cardstock gives a completely different look. I've mounted the die-cut onto navy smooth cardstock and stamped a few stars using a tiny stamp from Lavinia Stamps, and a sentiment from Inkylicious.

Well, that's all for now, back soon with some more Christmas tags.


Tagged: card making idea, batch cardmaking, christmas card batch making, christmas card ideas