Sunday 27 March 2016

Playing with dies

Hello Friends,

Hope you all are doing fine. I am sharing some cool techniques with dies. It doesn't require any particular die but I will link to the similar dies you can use for the similar outcome. It is good old inlay die-cutting. I found it very interesting as it gives flat, single layer look even after layering so many die cuts.

Here is the first card.

I have used  Speech Bubble dies but you can use any solid shape like circle, square or any Spellbinder's nested label dies will work just fine. You can check such dies HERE, HERE ( these balloons will work excellent), HERE , HERE and HERE.

 Let's check the process:

First, lay you dies in a desired manner and take a quick picture with your phone. (please don't mind the messy background. I was working on something and forgot to change the paper before I click the pic)

die cut all the elements you want to inlay.

Now, refer the picture you took and use the die which is at the bottom of pile. Cut out a shape from your main card panel using it.

Now, inlay the colored shape and tape it from the back.

Repeat the process in order of your lay out in picture - from bottom to top. (Save those tiny pieces while cutting with sentiment die. You will need while inlaying) 

Check the flat look....:)

For the second card, I have used spellbinder circle nest-ability, some branch die and a memory box bird die. I have also used pattern paper for added interest. You can create similar look using THIS, THIS and THIS die.

For next one, I used very intricate die and inlay all those tiny blue pieces. Yes, it is labours but you will love the look once you are done.  You can use any of these dies HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

The last card doesn't fit into this post category but thought of sharing anyway!

I have used Altenew stamp, koi water colors and gold foil with glue to create this. Those vibrant colors and foil is a perfect match. I wish you can see it personally... it looks just wow!

a close up :

Hope you will try these techniques and please share with us. We love to see how we are inspiring you all!
That's all for now. Keep crafting. Hugs.

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  1. Neha, always love to see your beautiful creations! Love how you used PP to feature bird die! Those speech bubble creation is so appealing and Love the gold foil addition on colorful blooms, so perfect!!!

  2. Great cards. Loved the patterned bird against the yellow background.

  3. Awesome cards !! On first look I thought them to be stamping and masking cards !

  4. Thanks for sharing useful, soo cute :)

  5. Very easy to understand tutorial Neha aunty.. Will give a shot to this very soon..loved it soooo much.

  6. Wow…amazing creation…loved it…xx


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