Floating Die Cut Panel + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I show two ways to get a floating die cut panel on the front of your card. I love see-through cards! Also, I am part of a blog hop celebrating some great new products… and a giveaway.

Floating Die Cut Panel Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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There is something so special about cards you can see through. They are so unique! Today I show two ways to get a see-through, floating, die cut panel on the front of your card.

My first card is a bit more complicated than the second, but the results are cool! I used a double partial die cutting technique (be sure to watch the video) to get a seamless, connected card front. The Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars Die is perfect for this technique! The card base is made from Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Cardstock.

Floating Die Cut Panel Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created the moon by die cutting a circle twice from silver glitter paper on top of craft foam. This piece will provide additional support to the card since it is stretched across the delicate area. I also created dimensional gold stars and added them with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive. I also added faux enamel dots that I created with the fabulous Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Dots. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Shine On Stamp Set.

I added splotchy, close sprays of Shimmer Spritz to create a shimmery night sky.

Floating Die Cut Panel Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the second card, I skipped the partial die cutting to save time. Instead, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts Die from two pieces of gray cardstock with Stick It adhesive on the back. I adhered them back to back to connect a panel I cut out from the front of the card.

Floating Die Cut Panel Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After adding pink and sliver hearts cut from the Simon Says Stamp Heart Duet Dies, I added the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set. This time I gave a light mist of Shimmer Spritz from high above to give the card even shimmer.

Floating Die Cut Panel Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Both techniques are a fun way to create an unexpected card design! I hope you will try them.


This post is part of a blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s newest release – Among the Stars. This release has a great mix of products… which you can see HERE.

Among the Stars 928x408 Blog Hop

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my fabulous bestie, Kristina Werner. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to the Simon Says Stamp blog.


Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a new surprise product that will be released later this year on every stop of the hop! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/19/16 telling me what your favorite product is from this new SSS release. You can see the release HERE. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS brand products.) Click on the pictures to go to Simon Says Stamp.

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972 thoughts on “Floating Die Cut Panel + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I am a sucker for flower stamps, so blooming thoughts is beautiful, but uplifting day is lovely. Jennifer, your cards are always an inspiration. Thank you.

  2. Fantastic technique, you do come up with the best ideas Jennifer! I love the floating stars die from the new release.

  3. I love what you did for your cards! They are so beautiful! I love the backgrounds too but no die cutter at my house. However, those dies look like you could use them as stencils. Do you think I could because I would love to have them for that purpose. I also love the Shine On Stamps. I know I am to late to enter the contest but hey, I thought I would try anyway. Thank you for showing us the amazing work that you do!
    Hope you are having an amazing summer!

  4. Thanks for the tips! These cards are so creative! Brainstorming how I can use try the floating die cut panel with dies I currently have. Super cheerful SSS release.

  5. I love both the floating hearts and stars die. I love how you made the star card out of it and the the color of the card. Really clever. Yvonne DeVincent

  6. I really like the Shine On stamp and die set from this new release. I think that your cards are beautiful


  7. Gotta be the stacked stars! Love the blue card and makes me think to move away from plain old white!

  8. I love your videos. The stacked star cards are so pretty! I had no intention of making cards until I found your You Tube channel and blog. I was researching other papercraft ideas when I found you. Now I am so excited about learning to make pretty cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. Jennifer- I have watched this video twice to better catch your technique. If I already left a comment then I apoligize for leaving another one. However this is such a good card it deserves many comments. I just love that you do unique things with your dies to get more use from them. This card design you done is really cool looking !hank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. Enjoy the 4th of July coming up a week from Monday. This year is flying by. I appreciate the hard work you put into posting videos & a blog & releases etc.. Many thanks – Judy

  10. I love these dies!!!! Look forward to using them! Thanks Jennifer for always encouraging us to use what we have on hand. While waiting for the Minc toner paint which was on back order, I started playing with the minc toner mist. I used it with my rubber stamps then applying the foil, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I used a Hero Arts rubber stamp of a single flower and it works very well ( once I got the hang of how much product to use). Thanks for the encouragement to try new things. My creativity is blooming as a result.

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