Video: Lifelike Die Cuts

Hi there. Today I have a video showing creative ways to use dies… including lifelike die cuts, dimension die cuts and debossing with dies.

[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

I do a majority of my die cutting from white Neenah cardstock. Then I used my markers to add color. For the lilies on this card, I used a My Favorite Things lily die set and added the look of dimension with Copic Markers. (However, you could use any color media!) I have mentioned in previous posts that I am a fan of stamp sets that “build” to create a multi-color image. So I was thrilled to find this lily die set that “builds” to create this dimensional, intricate flower.

I used Glossy Accents to hold my little die cut pieces together… and added tiny pieces of Kool-Tak clear foam tape under some of the petals for some real dimension.

I wanted to give some “heaviness” to my hello die cut, so I covered it with Glossy Accents. I also used my Embossing Pad with the My Favorite Things Modern Morocco background die to create a debossed background.

All three dies I used here are from My Favorite Things. However, the lily die set is only available on the MFT website… and free with a $60 purchase. (You can find more details on their site.) I would recommend checking out their other new products, cardstock (it is one of my favorites) and inks (you can see a review of the inks here.) Gotta love a free die set!


Here are some other fun uses of die cuts…

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For My Favorite Things click on MFT and for Ellen Hutson click on EH
























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64 thoughts on “Video: Lifelike Die Cuts”

  1. GORGOUS as always ! You are not alone in the WINK of STELLA Addiction Club (but you might be the ring leader ! :))
    And NEVER apologize for too many techniques in your videos ! You are inspirational !

  2. Those are my favorite flowers! I have tons of them in my garden and I just saw a few starting pop up out of the ground.

    Thanks for the great video!

  3. This is an elegant card and another great technique thanks for your generosity in sharing once again!

  4. I came over from the MFT blog to tell you how much I love this video and your project which I absolutely must kopykat! I love the painters tape trick, I use it to help remove paper from my dies but never thought to use it to hold things in place. I forgot all about my quickstick too. LOVE! Thank you.

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how the dies look with the Copic marker detailing! Your sentiment is super cool too–They both pop on the white background! 🙂

  6. Wow Jennifer, I love this card and the techniques. It’s beautiful! I love listening to you. You’re to the point with touches of humor…like nonsense words. I love that about you. It’s like listening to one of my friends. Thanks.

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