Die-cutting Essentials

Die-cutting Essentials 14 bonus inspiration

12th August 2016

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Die-cutting Essentials 14 bonus inspiration

Issue 14 of Die-cutting Essentials hits the shelves next week, but we’ve got all of your sneak peeks right here for you!

We’re so excited about the next issue of Die-cutting Essentials that we just couldn’t wait to show you a few bonus projects from the magazine. The issue might not go on sale until the 18th August but our lucky subsribers will already by recieving their copies direct to their door.

 

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This month’s free gift is a 7-in-1 gorgeous die set with embossed detail and huge A6 falling leaves embossing folder… it’s a stunning all-occasion die set. Amy Gray’s cards in the magazine were so inspiring we had to get her to make up an extra card just to show you on the blog! This Thank You card is the perfect way to show your gratitude and we love it!

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Thank you

 

Materials

free gift

white, green, maroon, yellow, terracotta & orange cardstock

Altenew Many Thanks stamp set

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

white twine

3D foam pads

 

Simply make

1 Create a white 3¾x5¾” card blank and cover the card front with green cardstock. Die-cut a circular aperture from a 3½x5½” panel of maroon cardstock then emboss it.

2 Die-cut leaves from yellow, terracotta & orange cardstock then secure them around the edges of the aperture. Affix a twine bow onto the bottom as shown.

3 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and use 3D foam pads to secure it behind the aperture so the sentiment shows through. Secure the panel onto the card front to finish.

Also in issue 14, we’re please to feature a gorgeous selection of cards using some of Penny Black’s most recent releases – we fell in love with the products as soon as we saw them – and once you’ve seen Jill Foster’s gorgeous makes

 

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Hugs

 

Materials

Penny Black Textures and Love & Hugs stamps

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Nautical Blue Memento ink

Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

Copic markers

white smooth cardstock

3D foam pads

Ranger Glossy Accents

ink blending tool & foam pads

pearls

Penny Black Doily Trio, Flower Pop Outs, Promise Me II and Flourish & Butterflies dies

 

Top tip

Unify an eclectic collection of die cuts with repeated circular elements, both stamped and die-cut

 

Simply make

1 Using an ink blending tool and foam pad, ink edges of a white 43/4×41/2” card blank with Vintage Photo ink.

2 Ink a slightly smaller panel of cardstock using Mermaid Lagoon and Nautical Blue inks, then stamp the panel with a Textures stamps and Nautical Blue ink.

3 Using the solid frame portion of the Flower Pop Outs, die-cut an aperture from the blue panel. Ink a piece cardstock with Wild Honey ink and affix on the card front so it will be seen through the aperture.

4 Wrap the blue panel twine and secure onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

5 Die-cut, then ink the Doily Trio using Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and affix onto the card front as shown.

6 Cut out the flowers, colour using Copic markers and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to card blank using 3D foam pads for extra dimension.

7 Cut out two butterflies and ink with Cracked Pistachio and Broken China ink, allow to dry before securing onto the card front, leaving the wings stand out from the card front. Add pearls.

8 Hand-cut a small tag from white cardstock, add the sentiment and ink the edges. Layer onto the card front, underneath the twine using 3D foam pads to finish.

Marie Jones also creates a striking collection of cards using silhouette die-cuts and combining them with colour colour burst style background. They really stand out from the crowd and we’d love them that much that we have to bonus ideas here for you – don’t forget to try the technique yourself and send us your images to becky.higgins@practicalpublishing.co.uk

 

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Congratulations

 

Materials

white 10.5x15cm card blank

watercolour card

black cardstock

Memory Box Nottingham Border die

Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn & Salty Ocean Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Woodware Just to Say stamp set

glass mat

paintbrush

Simply make

1 Tap the inks onto a glass mat to use as a palette. With a damp brush pick up some of the red ink and paint a small area at the top of a watercolour panel measuring 10×14.5cm, blending the colour out at the edges.

2 Clean the brush, pick up some of the orange ink and paint an area next to the red. Blend the two colours where they meet and blend out at the edges. Continue down the piece of card with each colour and leave to dry.

3 Once dry, stamp the sentiment at the side of the card using black ink and attach to card front.

4 Die-cut the floral border from black cardstock, adhere along the left side of card front and add a black die-cut flower in the bottom-right corner to finish.

 

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You’re amazing

 

Materials

white 14.5cm-square card blank

watercolour card

black cardstock

Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig die

Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn & Salty Ocean Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Sara Signature English Country Garden Beautiful Leaves stamp set

glass mat

paintbrush

Simply make

1 Cut a 14cm-square panel of watercolour card. Tap the inks onto a glass mat to use as a palette and use a damp brush pick up some of the red ink. Paint a small area at the top of the watercolour card, blending the colour out at the edges.

2 Clean the brush, pick up some of the orange ink and paint an area next to the red. Blend the two colours where they meet and blend out at the edges. Add all the colours to create a coloured area larger than the die-cut and leave to dry.

3 Once dry, stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the card using black ink and affix to card front.

4 Die-cut two sprigs from black cardstock, secure one full stem to the card front and snip the second stem and attach so that it looks joined to the first. Add gems around the sentiment to finish.

Also in issue 14 we’ve covered cards new beginnings – new home, wedding, new job etc – what’s more, they’re all using the same die set from First Edition!

 

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New home

 

Materials

white 15cm-square card blank

white, aqua & pink cardstock

Trimcraft Grace Taylor Forest 12×12” papers

First Edition Building dies

Lil’ inker Designs Perky Posies Stitched Flowers dies

My Favorite Things Die-Namics STAX Wonky Stitched Square dies

Clearly Besotted Sweet Sentiments Plus stamp set

VersaMark inkpad

white embossing powder

3D foam pads

heat tool

 

Simply make

1 Layer the card front with pink cardstock, leaving a narrow border and repeat with a layer of patterned paper. Mount a white 11cm-square in the centre of the card front.

2 Die-cut a stitched square from a contrasting patterned paper, stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment across the top edge.

3 Die-cut a house-shaped aperture in the centre of the panel and secure to the card front using 3D foam pads. Paper-piece a house into the aperture using pink and aqua die-cuts

4 Embellish the card front with three die-cut flowers as shown to finish.

 

Tht’s all for this issue folks – don’t forget to go and get your copy as soon as it goes on sale next week – it’s definitely one not to be missed! Better still, you could order your copy from www.moremags.com from next Thursday and get it delivered directly to your door!

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