AECP Level 1- Easy Die Cutting Techniques
Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Happy Tuesday everyone! I loved this class with Yana! She made the various techniques seem so simple! For my card, I combined lesson 5- inlaid die cutting, and lesson 3- negative die cutting. I had never done either one of these before so I was so excited to try them!
TO start, I made an A2 sized card from 110 lb. white cardstock from Recollections. I decided to use the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew. I took the leaf and die cut this out of the base in 2 different directions. After that, I used the layering leaf stamps from this set and stamped the bottom layer in frayed leaf, and the top layer in forest glades. I cut these out and placed them carefully underneath the front of the card until I got them lined up where I wanted them. I held them in place with some washi tape and then cut a cover piece out of 65 lb. white cardstock from Recollections. I adhered the leaves to the base with permanent adhesive and then adhered the white panel over them so when the card opens, you cannot see the cut outs.
After this, I covered the leaves with post it tape and then spattered the cardstock with the forest glades ink and hydrangea ink from Altenew. I then stamped the outline of the flower on white cardstock and then colored with alcohol ink markers from Copic and Ohuhu (colors listed below). I then die cut it and adhered to the panel with Scotch foam tape to give it a little dimension.
For the sentiment, I chose the 'hugs' die from the script words die cut set. Before die cutting it, I inked the area I was going to die cut the word from with Tim Holtz wilted violet ink and varied the amount of pressure and ink that I applied so that it kind of has an ombre effect. After that I used my Tim Holtz mister bottle and sprayed with a bit of water and blotted off with a paper towel. I then die cut the word from this. I also die cut the word 2 additional times from white 65 lb. cardstock and adhered all 3 layers together with Lawn Fawn liquid adhesive. For a little additional sparkle I added some pearlescent sequins from 28 Lilac Lane in SHINE.
This card was so much fun to make and I love the way the leaves are inlaid and that the outside is embossed. I will definitely use this technique more often now that I have taken this class and am comfortable with it! Thanks so much to Yana for all of the great ideas and inspirations!
110 lb. white cardstock from Recollections
65 lb. white cardstock from Recollections
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and die set
Altenew mini ink cubes in: hydrangea, frayed leaf, and forest glades
Ohuhu alcohol ink markers in: R11, P3, and P2
Copic alcohol ink markers in: 0 (colorless blender) and V 17
Tim Holts Distress oxide ink in wilted violet
Sequins in Shine from 28 Lilac Lane