Hello! I am always looking for new ways to use my dies… especially my background dies since they are a big investment. Well today I share how to create see-through die cut cards. They are fun!
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Background dies are quite an investment. But I really like them! Therefore, I like yo share for new ways to use them. (Check out THIS video.) Today’s see-through card designs are fun, and can be created with other smaller dies, too.
My first example features a see-through card created with the Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti Die (SSS | EH | HA). (Watch the video for the how-to!) I added Hero Arts Nesting Rounded Rectangle (SSS | HA) die cuts to all sides of the die cut card panels.
The Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly Die is so pretty and can be used in many ways. (See below!) I added Copic coloring, Tonic Aqua Shimmer, and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for shine. The sentiment is from the Birch Press Sending You Love Stamp Set.
Here you can see the see-through die cutting…
This second design is very similar but with different products. I created the card panels with the Hero Arts Flower Confetti Die (SSS | HA | EH) and added a Memory Box Delightful Daisy die cut. This die cut is so fun!
You can create a see-through card with pretty much any background die.
Here you can see what these cards look like in the inside. The perfect spot to write a message!
This next example shows a see-through card design using layering background dies. I am a huge fan of layering background dies. Although the price is higher, there are SO many wonderful things you can do with them! (Check out THIS video for more ideas.) For this card, I glued the first two background layers of the Birch Press Cherish Layering Dies together. This forms the front panel of the card. Then I used the third layer for the back of the card.
Here you can see how amazing the see-through design with layering background dies looks…
The Birch Press Cherish Layering Dies are fun – and I show another way to use them below. Here you can see the spot to write a message in the inside…
I simply can’t get enough of the Birch Press Avalon Layering Dies! (This set was on My Favorite Crafty Things of 2017 list.) Again, I used the first two layers from the dies for the front of the card… and the third layer to act as the back of the card. Check out that layering detail. It is gorgeous…
And, again, the spot to write a message on the inside…
The next card is a bit different – only the front of the card is see-through. I used one layering die from the Birch Press Cherish Layering Die Set to form the card front. The card back is solid cardstock. I created the colorful heart by painting Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor (SSS | HA) over a white heat embossed Memory Box Wirework Heart. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend Stamp Set.
Here you can see a Memory Box Have a Heart Dies white heart die cut on the inside of the card. This is the perfect spot to write a personal message.
You can also make cards with see-through elements instead of backgrounds. This one features the Birch Press Fiori Heart Layer Die Set. I created a heart window on the front of my card. I then adhered the first layer of the Birch Press Fiori Heart Layer Die Set on the front of the card over the window. The second layer is adhered to the back of the window.
And the third layer? That is in the inside of the card. Here you can see how you can see through the front. I really liked doing this design!
Using some leftover pieces and the same supplies, I created a non-see-through bonus card. The background features the Hero Arts Flower Confetti Die (SSS | HA | EH). I adhered all the little remaining die cut pieces back onto the background for dimension. I also used the Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly Die but created a full butterfly from it. (Check the video to see how!) The “handmade hugs” is from the Birch Press Sending You Love Stamp Set.
Looking for more ideas for background dies? Try these videos:
- 5 Ways To Use Background Dies Video
- 6 Ways To Use Layering Background Dies Video
- Inked Backgrounds with Background Dies Video
- Simple Textured Backgrounds Video
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