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Die-cutting Essentials 45 Masterclass bonus guide

22nd November 2018


Die-cutting Essentials 45 Masterclass bonus guide

If you’re a crafter,  you’re probably no stranger to combining stitches with paper – but some of us have got a fear of the sewing box that just won’t quit!

Which is why we love Ingrid Vichova’s stunning Masterclass in the new issue of Die-cutting Essentials magazine.

Check out the stunning stitched die-cuts she’s made for us…

There’s an expert step-by-step guide in issue 45 where Ingrid walks you through creating the ‘Hi’ card that’s just perfect for beginners.

But for those of you who feel a little more advanced, we’ve got a special extra step by step right here.


Prayers and hugs


white 4¼x5½” card blank

black & white cardstock

Rainwater Mama Elephant Pigment inkpad

clear VersaMark inkpad

Opaque White WOW! embossing powder

royal blue embroidery thread


Crystal Clear Neat & Tangled sequin mix

pokey tool

washi tape

Altenew Pinstripe stamp set

Altenew Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set

heat tool

Altenew Mega Ampersand die


1 Die cut the Mega Ampersand out of a copy paper and add a touch of a two-way glue here and there and let it dry to make a mask.


2 Adhere the mask and stamp the background on top.

3 Remove the mask, replace it with the metal Mega Ampersand die and run it through the machine.

4 Follow the embossed design on the card to make tiny holes with a pokey tool.

5 Embroider all around the ampersand following the perforated dots.

6 Secure all loose threads on the back with a tape and the panel is ready to be added to your card.

Top Tip

Follow the same direction of a cross stitch across the whole design for a neat look

We’re so in love with this look – and hope you are too!

Happy die-cutting!

Kirstie McCrum

Editor, Die-cutting Essentials

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