Die Cut Techniques

Die cutting can really make your card pop, adding interest and dimension. In this card I started by white embossing the flowers and butterfly on white cardstock. Next I blended Altenew’s inks Autumn Blaze on the top and Burnt Red on the bottom to create a bright background which allowed the white embossed images to stand out. I got this idea from Altenew’s Ink Blending class. Next I die cut the butterfly. I then die cut the butterfly in the same place on the card base. I die cut the butterfly in the exact place on two more pieces of cardstock to create some depth. I glued the butterfly on the inside of the card in line with the the front. This allows you to see through the front of the card into the inside where the butterfly is. Finally I used a Hello die which also has the coordinating base. I cut the base out of white and the hello out of black so it would stand out against the background. Because the front was so bright and sunny I had to add the word sunshine to my sentiment.

Here’s a closeup of the die cut image.

You can see from this photo the butterfly on the inside of the card.

1 Comment

  1. Erum Tasneem

    February 2, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Lovely! The ink blending also looks flawless!
    Thank you for submitting your gorgeous work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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