Bonus inspiration from Die-cutting Essentials: Special Edition
The Die-cutting Essentials: Special Edition went on sale this week – and we’re in love! The free gifts, incuding a 36-piece alphabet and numbers die, A6 embossing folder, stamp set, papers and toppers are worth over £40 – and we’re struggle to pick our favourite project. Here we feature a few bonus ideas to give you a taster of what you’ll find in the 68-page ideas magazine
Ingrid Vichova got messy, using verious inking techniques with the free gifts. This ‘Birthday wishes’ card was one of our favourites – the design of the free embossing folder really is highlighted beautifully here.
stamps & embossing folder free with Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition kit
white 5½x4¼” tent-fold card blank
black & white cardstock
Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemon & Dusty Concord Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Jet Black StãzOn inkpad
gold thread (optional)
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Round Blending Tool
eylet tool & eyelets
paper trimmer (optional)
3D foam pads
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large dies
1 Add a selection of Distress Ink to the craft sheet randomly and spray with water so the colours mix.
2 Place a panel of white cardstock onto the craft sheet and move around slowly to pick up the ink. Allow to dry.
3 Trim the inked panel to measure 5¼x4” and place inside the free embossing folder.
4 Run through your manual die-cutting machine to emboss the panel and matt onto black cardstock, leaving narrow borders.
5 Ink the raised areas of the embossed panel using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. This will highlight the embossed pattern. Affix onto the card front
6 Add yellow ink to a craft sheet, spray with water and place a panel of white cardstock over the inked sheet. Allow to dry before stamping the sentiment and a butterfly onto the panel and fussy-cut.
7 Matt the banner onto black cardstock, add eyelets and gold thread as shown, and then affix to the card front using 3D foam pads.
8 Die-cut a circle from white cardstock and adhere to the circle of the embossed panel. Add Glossy Accents to the butterfly, allow to dry and adhere to the white circle die-cut to finish. Adhere the butterfly to the centre as shown
Calire Newcombe was helping us all celebrate big birthdays – making the most of the numbers from the free die in the process. This 60th birthday card is definitely one not to be missed!
alphabet die, embossing folder, stamps, papers & toppers free with Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition
white 12.5cm-square card blank
peach, cyan & white cardstock
silver mirror card
Creative Expressions Frames & Tags Collection Refined Rectangle Frame die
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
silver Cosmic Shimmer Detail embossing powder
Ranger Perfect Medium Embossing Ink
3D foam pads
Spellbinders D-Lites Petite Labels One dies
1 Round the top-left corner of a 10.5cm square of patterned paper, matt and layer onto pale pink paper and adhere to the card front.
2 Layer a 9.5cm square of patterned paper onto white cardstock, round the top left corner.
3 Emboss the swirled heart pattern onto pale pink paper, layer onto mirror card and affix to the patterned panel.
3 Emboss a panel of cyan cardstock and fussy-cut the flower from the centre. With the debossed side facing up, affix to the right-hand side of the patterned paper and trim to size.
4 Cut out a topper, leaving a 0.5cm border all around and emboss using the free embossing folder. Layer this tag onto the blue flower detail on the card front.
5 Die-cut a pale pink label and layer onto a small frame die-cut from dark pink paper.
6 Stamp the sentiment onto the label using black ink. Affix a ribbon loop onto the reverse of the frame die-cut and secure to the card front using 3D foam pads.
7 Die-cut ‘60’ from silver mirror card, stamp ‘th’ onto pink cardstock using Embossing Ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat-emboss. Secure to the card front next to the ‘60’ die-cut to finish.