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Video: Faux Laser Cut Cards

Hello! I don’t know about you, but I just love the look of laser cut stationery. In today’s video, I show you how to achieve a faux laser cut look on your cards.

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I absolutely love the look of laser cut stationary and cards and just had to see if I could create my own. The results? A fun way to stretch your dies! (By the way, you should check out Debby‘s different-but-also-laser-cut-inspired-card in our upcoming Clean and Simple 4 class. It is amazing. You can see a peek of it in the top right image HERE.)

I started by cutting a large heart with a Sizzix die out of the center of some white shimmer cardstock. I also cut several dies cuts from three different dies – the Memory Box Kensington Branch and Blushing Flower and the Creative Expressions Holly. After applying adhesive to the back of the heart window, I added the intricate die-cut pieces – stretching them across the heart opening and filling in gaps as needed.

Next, I cut a piece of fun foam slightly smaller than my die cut panel and die cut the heart shape from the foam center. By gluing this to the back of our die cut panel, I get even dimension. Finally, I adhered it to a pool shimmer cardstock panel and a folded notecard. Oh – and I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp a WPlus9 message on the inside. (I just ordered a second MISTI today – Colin is taking over the first one she gave me! Stinker.)

To finish off the card, I die cut “thanks” from black shimmer cardstock after applying Stick It double-sided adhesive to the back. This creates a sticky-backed cardstock that is great for adhering intricate word dies. (Head HERE for more information on Stick It.) I also wanted the sentiment to stand out so I applied some Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the top – a clear coating that adds some shimmer and dimension.

I love how this technique stretches the use of your dies!

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76 thoughts on “Video: Faux Laser Cut Cards”

  1. Jennifer a really great technique. I just love the effect of this. Wow you dream up such great ways to use our tools. I would have never thought of this. Thank you for always sharing so freely your ideas and techniques…thanks Jennifer and Happy New Year and continued success.. You’re the best.
    pat

  2. I love these cards, absolutely beautiful. So intricate!! I definitely want to try these out. You are amazing… Thank you for another great video…

  3. What beautiful cards! I definitely want to try this but I may need to buy some new dies 🙂 Thanks for your video. Happy New Year to you and those you hold dear.

  4. What beautiful cards Jennifer! Thank you for sharing this technique with us! I have to ask about the Pico embellishing polish…how does it compare to the Wink of Stella? Is it worth investing in if I already own several colors in the Wink markers?

  5. Happy New Year to you and yours!! I love this video Jennifer. I have many Memory Box die that will work well. I think it would be a great Valentine’s card done in pink of red. Great video and as always, thanks for the instruction.

  6. Love how these turned out! What a great and easy new technique to try! Thank you for always inspiring us with new ways of using our love of papercrafting and card making 🙂

  7. I loved your video as it showed me another way that I could use some of my many dies in another way. I’ll be looking at them from a very different perspective now. Thanks for sharing this technique. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!!

  8. Each time I think this is the best card you’ve ever made. This one really is! What a gorgeous, intricate inset. I am truly in awe of how you did that. I’ve already tried the foam behind my very first shaker card and it was wonderful and so easy. I can’t wait to try this technique. Wishing you the very best new year and can’t wait to see what you will bring us this year.

  9. These cards are so beautiful, Jennifer! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. I’ve been needing some creative inspiration lately, and I think you just gave it to me! Happy New Year to you and those you love – may it be filled with many blessings!

  10. Just made a card using this beautiful technique….and I’m so pleased! Goes together easily and is really lovely! Thank you so much….looking forward to doing this again…

  11. So what happens when you send the die cut through the cuttlebug and it does not cut? I added a metal spacer and then added a heavy duty card stock and it still did not cut all the way.

  12. Love this faux laser cut technique! However, do you know if there are dies that will cut the image and not around the image, similar to a laser cut image? If so, what are the dies called or who makes them?

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