Hello! Today I am sharing a few fun twists on the partial die cutting technique. I also show how to create soft, ink blended backgrounds.
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I have done many videos on partial die cutting in the past (see below), but today I share a few variations that are great for large dies.
For my first card, I used double partial die cutting with the Spellbinders June Large Die Of The Month to create a large die cut with a solid section for my sentiment. (Watch the video to see how this is done!) I then stacked four more regular die cuts behind it for dimension. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts You’re Beautiful Stamp Set (SSS | HA).
For my background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks with an Ink Blending Tool for an ombre look. I then added Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over a dot stencil for a soft pattern. Finally, a bit of Therm O Web Silver Glitter Dust provides fine shine…
You can also use partial die cutting at an angle. Here, I used the other Spellbinders June Large Die Of The Month (they are sold as a pair). I love this look! The sentiment is again from the Hero Arts You’re Beautiful Stamp Set (SSS | HA).
You can see how stacking additional die cuts behind the main die cut adds a lot of dimension…
Since I had tiny cut pieces of die cuts left over from the last card, I made this card quickly. I just adhered the pieces around the edge of an inked piece… and added a Gina K Designs Lettered and Lovely (SSS | GK) sentiment to the center.
I have another bonus card for you! No partial die cutting on it… but I do show something fun you can do with stacked die cuts. Here, I layered five of Spellbinders Kurbits 2 Die (SSS | SP) together and added it to an inked background. I filled in each of the openings with Tonic Crystal Glaze… giving a stained glass look.
This sentiment is perfect… from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flower Stamp Set.
Here are a few more partial die cutting technique videos:
- Partial die cutting around a stamped image.
- Partial die cut borders.
- Partial die cutting on a zig zag fold card.
DIE OF MONTH
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