Die-cutting Essentials

Bonus inspiration from Die-cutting Essentials: Special Edition

5th February 2016

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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

Butterfly wishes

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.

 

MATERIALS

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)

water spray

craft sheet

3D foam pads

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large dies

 

SIMPLY MAKE

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

 

60

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!

 

 

 

MATERIALS

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

ribbon

3D foam pads

Spellbinders D-Lites Petite Labels One dies

SIMPLY MAKE

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.

 

 

 

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