Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques

Hello! Today I am sharing lots of die cut cards… with different colorful techniques.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

Be sure to watch my video to learn many fun techniques for adding color to your layered die cutting.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HEART CARDS
Featuring:
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layering Background Dies (SSS)
Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies (SSS | ALTN)
Birch Press Big Lingo Hello Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs & Kisses Stamps (SSS)
Sketch Copic Markers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO SENDING LOVE CARD
Featuring:
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layering Background Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Little Hello Dies (MFT)
Gina K Masking Magic (SSS | GNK)
Pink and Main Rectangle Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs & Kisses Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


BIG HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layering Background Dies (SSS)
Memory Box Big Hugs Script Dies (SSS)
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies (SCR)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HERE’S A HUG CARDS
Featuring:
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layer Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs & Kisses Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Honey Bee Hugs Enclosed Stamp Set (SSS) – envelopes
Poppy Stamps Lattice Plate Die (SSS)
Memory Box Slimline Pinpoint Heart Die (SSS)
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Envelopes (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


PAPER HUGS CARDS
Featuring:
Birch Press Design Petal Heart Layering Dies (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Quilted Cover Die (SSS | TRN)
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs & Kisses Stamps (SSS)
Honey Bee Hugs Enclosed Stamp Set (SSS) – envelopes
Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals (SSS | STD)
Gina K Ink (SSS | GNK)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SENDING LOVE
Featuring:
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layer Dies (SSS)
Memory Box Sending Love Script Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
Gina K Envelopes (SSS | GNK)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MINI PAPER HUG CARDS
Featuring:
Brutus Monroe Lace Border Dies (BMR)
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs & Kisses Stamps (SSS)
Mini Slimline Envelopes (TE)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS | SPL)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except for most but not all stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Memory Box Slimline Pinpoint Heart Die
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design Kinsley Heart…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layer Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design Petal Heart Layer…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Cora Layer Dies
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Lattice Plate Die
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Sending Love Script Die
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Big Hugs Script Dies
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Little Hello Dies
[ MFT ]
Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Birch Press Big Lingo Hello Dies
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Lace Border Dies
[ BMR ]
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies
[ SCR ]
Pink and Main Rectangle Dies
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Quilted Cover Die
[ SSS | TRN ]
Gina K Masking Magic
[ SSS | GNK ]
My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs &…
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Hugs Enclosed Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | SPL ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS | ALTN ]
E6000 Spray Adhesive
[ SSS ]
WAffle Flower Mini Water Media Mat
[ SSS | WFF ]
Gina K Designs Blending Brushes With…
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Ink
[ SSS | GNK ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
Mini Slimline Envelopes
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ SSS | GNK ]
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles
[ TRN ]
Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals
[ SSS | STD ]


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30 thoughts on “Colorful Die Cut Layering Techniques”

  1. Wonderful cards! I literally was just googling for card ideas for the Kinsley dies. I couldn’t find much then I checked my mail and look what was waiting. All kinds of great card ideas!

  2. I too, love laying dies I am always finding ways to use them. Wish I had one of the hearts dies for Valentine I am making cards through a church for the assisted living home. I do have one question, do you have problems with a die not letting go of the paper after running it through the die cutting machine. I wandered if there is a spray or wax that a person can use to make it easier for the paper to release from the die? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Jennifer for another fun and informative video, it always bring such joy to my day.

    1. This is my favourite trick for your problem. Take 4 unscented dryer sheets and lay them out flat, stacked on one another. Then fold them in half so that now there is 8 layers. Place your die on the dryer sheets and run it through your pressure machine a couple of times. This “lubricates” your die. There might be a bit of residue left on the die that might transfer onto your cardstock and plates. You might have to repeat this once in awhile but it is my go to for this problem I hope this helps!

  3. These cards as always are stunning, but I think the thing that boggles me the most is that you take all this time to link LITERALLY everything. How much time does that take you? I so appreciate all the links to growing my crafty collection ^.^

  4. What can I say that I haven’t said before, Jennifer!!!??? Absolutely brilliant and the colors are so happy! YOU are BLESSING!!

  5. Jennifer,
    I want to say THANK YOU for your video tutorials. They are informative and easy to understand. I am new to card making and I find the answers to my questions within your tutorials. They are well planned, logical and enable beginners like myself a way to move forward, inspire and give self confidence.
    Please keep them coming.
    Many thanks,
    Daniel Shane

  6. Very beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your incredible, very talented, creativity with us. Have a blessed day.

  7. I have one layering die set, and I can’t wait to try out all these new ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and amazing talent with us. We are all blessed by your blog.

  8. Thanks for introducing me to E6000 spray adhesive! I will be purchasing soon! Can’t wait to try it myself.

  9. Jennifer, these cards are so spectacularly beautiful and look so fun to make I could hardly wait for the video to be finished! I still don’t have any cover plate or layering dies at all, but I’m saving up all your great videos for one day. I just can’t justify spending so much money at this time, but you still give me great ideas and sometimes I manage to “make” a full cover plate or layering die by using my intricate border dies and laying them together on a card. You just help me be more creative with what I have and I’m grateful for that!

  10. While am just delighted to see this video and the wonderful cards you have created with these layered dies, I have to tell you….I bought several (Altenew, Birch Press) after your first video and had so much difficultiy dealing with them that if I hadn’t spent a fortune on them, they would be long gone from my stash. I find getting the die cuts out of the intricate dies really difficult, I find glueing down all the delicate edges and elements of the die a real challenge…….I am a very seasoned carmaker and yet I struggle too much with these expensive dies! I got them out this morning after watching this and my issues remain. Thanks, as always for your amazing inspiration.

  11. So very pretty. Love the Birch Press dies, especially this heart one. Good way to use up those scraps. I sure get tired of basket weaving mine so these are great ways to use them. Thank you.

  12. What a treasure trove of inspiration. Thank you for sharing a multitude of cards that utilize these techniques with us. Each one took my breath away, but I especially love the one with numerous skinny strips of cardstock. It makes me think of a deconstructed rainbow.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡

  13. Jennifer,

    My daughter, at my request, purchased a very heavy weight white cardstock for me for my birthday. For the life of me I cannot remember the brand I requested. It is a lovely weight, but not bright white at all. In fact, when held next to a piece of computer paper looks much more ivory. I used it for xmas cards and I do not want to ask her, I do not want her to feel bad. What do you recommend in the 110 pound range that is a good all purpose bright white cardstock? Thank you so much.

  14. I just watched the YouTube video. I love how you created a card with the heart and the leftover scraps. So cool!

  15. Fabulous cards Jenninfer, I love the colourful backgrounds with the die cuts on top.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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