Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Die Cutting techniques. There really are so many different ways to use die cuts. I know I don’t always think to use them differently and I can’t wait to learn a few new tricks.
I decided to use partial die cutting. It’s not a technique that I use often enough. I’m always so pleased with how it turns out. I’m tickled with this one and I must give inspiration credit to a post made by Stampin’ Up! sharing this idea.
Here’s the card I made:
Partial Die cutting is one of those techniques that looks much more difficult than it really is. It’s more of a partial die cutting trick! The beautiful floral stamp and the die cut flowers are from the Shaded Summer bundle in the annual catalog. The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set.
INstructions for Shaded Summer Hell0
- Cut your Sweet Sorbet card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″.
- Choose a piece of Country Gingham patterned paper for your mat and cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere to the card base.
- Stamp the flower from Shaded Summer in Versa Mark ink on a 4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat until melted and shiny with your heat tool.
- Use the coordinating die to partially cut out the flowers. Tape the die in place. Line up the edge of the top plate where you want the die cut to stop. Run this through your machine. (I back the plates out when I roll to where the top plate ends.) See photo below.
- Slide the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes set under the partial die cut. Keep the sides “square” and centered on the card stock. Run this through your cut and emboss machine traditionally.
- Use foam adhesive strips to attach the frame to the front of your card. Add three die cut flowers cut from Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink and another pattern of Country Gingham.
- Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Basic White with Sweet Sorbet ink.
- Wrap the left edge with Sweet Sorbet Baker’s Twine. Use a banner die from Stylish Shapes to trim the right edge. Adhere with foam adhesive strips.
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You can see how the partial die cutting is done with a stamp from the Art Gallery Bundle.
You will definitely want to visit the rest of the blogs to see the amazing projects completed by the talented creators who participated in this hop.
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