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Die-cutting Essentials 71 is on sale now!

5th November 2020


Die-cutting Essentials 71 is on sale now!

This issue we’ve teamed up with our friends at Memory Box to bring you a versatile 4-piece Sophisticated Snowflakes die set!

It’s perfect for all your Christmas and winter-themed makes and we just know that you’re going to love using it! Here are just some of the cards that our Design Team made, to inspire your own creations:

‘Tis the season by Nicky Gilburt
Birthday wishes by Ruth Hamilton

Also this issue you’ll find some fab techniques including iris folding in die-cut apertures, creating inked die impressions, plus a guide to mastering faux tie dye to really make your die-cuts pop! Here’s a bonus card from the faux tie dye feature:

Thanks by Sarah Gray

You’ll need
white A6 card blank
white cardstock
watercolour cardstock
Concord & 9th Layering Leaves die set
Penny Black Thank You die set
Pthalo Green & Ultramarine Blue Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder
Bright Neon Hobbycraft Washi tape set
heat tool
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Follow the step-by-step guide on page 25 of the magazine to create a watercolour tie-dye panel. Leave to dry then add splatter to emphasise the effect as shown.
2 Die-cut the leaf several times from white cardstock and layer together. Die-cut the sentiment from white cardstock.
3 Trim the panel to size then adhere the dies onto the panel as shown.
4 Attach two strips of Washi tape down the side of the card front and attach the panel to the centre to finish.

Top tip
A simple white die-cut looks striking on top of a vibrant watercolour background

Don’t miss out – grab your copy from your local supermarket or buy a copy online from www.craftstash.co.uk

  1. Stephanie Selwyn

    I have a copy of Die Cutting Essentials issue 71. On page 27 there is a chance to win a Cricut Joy and accessories. I've been to the how to enter website and there is no mention of this item there. Has this now been withdrawn?

    • Lee Campbell

      Thanks for letting us now, that has been updated now so you should be able to enter. Good luck!

  2. Eve2020

    I’m having same problem with entering competition for Diecutting Essentials issue 71.

    • Lee Campbell

      Hi the competitions can be found here: https://www.papercraftmagazines.com/2020/10/24/cs89-pe192-dce71-competitions-giveaways/

  3. Chelsea

    Hi there, I still can't see the cricut competition, has this been removed?

    • Lee Campbell

      Hi, the Cricut competition is here: https://www.papercraftmagazines.com/2020/10/24/cs89-pe192-dce71-competitions-giveaways/

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