Die-cutting Essentials

Die-cutting Essentials 40 bonus project step by step

15th July 2018


Die-cutting Essentials 40 bonus project step by step

If you’ve bagged your copy of Die-cutting Essentials 40, chances are you’re up to your elbows in some pretty special projects right now.

And the good news is – here’s another one!

The Craft Room Essentials feature from the gorgeous Mel Jess has great tips to show you how to make a photo frame from your card dies – and she’s given us another make here.

cream cardstock
Baby Pink and Anthracite A4 Centura Pearl
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
gem topper
Mulberry Flowers
Collall Tacky Glue
3D foam pads
hot glue gun
Spellbinders Sweetheart Swirl die

1 Fold a piece of cream cardstock in half and lay the base die on top, overlapping the fold and die-cut to create a card blank.

2 Die-cut a single piece of cream cardstock with the same die and affix to the front of your card blank to make it more sturdy. Add Distress Ink to the edges of the card blank.

3 Using Centura Pearl, die-cut and emboss two panels – one in pink and one in silver.

4 Add Distress ink to the decorative frames and adhere both together, off-setting to give the effect of shadow with the silver at the back.

5 From cream cardstock, cut the centre die from the set and distress the edges with the same ink.

6 Adhere the decorative off-set frame to the card blank using 3D foam pads with a ribbon wrapped around the centre then affix the die-cut centre on top with 3D foam pads. Add the chosen picture and decorate the frame. Affix gems to the swirls in the background of the frame and add an oversized bow with gem topper to the ribbon as shown.

8 To finish, adhere Mulberry Flowers to the bottom of the card frame, adding Distress Ink to them to soften the colour.

How great are those projects!

And just so you don’t forget, issue 41 goes on sale on August 16th, and comes complete with a MASSIVE 39-piece A Tree For All Seasons die set that’s ideal for year-round makes – and getting ready for Christmas crafting, too.

Please keep sharing your ideas and crafty skills with me and the team at Die-Cutting Essentials – we love seeing what you’re up to and if we print your project in the magazine you’re in line for a free gift!

Happy die-cutting!

Kirstie McCrum

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