Three Ways With Die Cuts

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Posted on 8th June 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Die Cutting Techniques

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Hello, Sylvia here to show you how to get more out of your die cuts by using the die cut shape and the card it is cut from.

Materials used:

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I started by making a Brushos background on white linen card and added a little gold ink spray once the Brusho coloured card was dry. A fern die was cut from this background and also from a small piece of hemp card.  A second background was made using buff card stamped with the marble background stamp on the Judikins cube and distress oxide ink and copper metallic ink.

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You can see the effect created with the Brushos and gold spray in the picture above. For this card the cut out white fern was glued into the cut out background, a frame attached round the background and then attached to a card blank with 3D foam tape.

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The second card above used the cut out from the Brusho background. This was glued to the marble background, layered onto mocha brown card, white hemp card and then attached to a card blank.

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Finally the third card above was created by gluing the white card with the cut out fern over a piece of the marble background, layering this onto mocha brown card which was flicked with gold spray ink, then glued onto a piece of the marble background then onto a mocha brown card blank.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder.

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The picture above and the one below show the same technique using a different die and inky background.

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I find this an easy way to run up a batch of cards using just one die, pieces of inked up background card and pieces of offcut card.

Sylv xx

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1 thought on “Three Ways With Die Cuts”

Deirdre

28th June 2018 at 4:37 pm

Love this technique of using the die cut item and the part it was cut from. Lovely cards.

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