Let’s talk about making handmade cards with dies.
Here’s three words for why I love using dies for my cardmaking.
Do you agree?
I just love to play with black and white in my card making. There is such a punch of non-colour! But boy do they take your breath away!
Find another of my favourite non-colour designs, which just so happens to use the same flower die, by clicking here.
On today’s card, I paired the Curvy Dies (which will retire at the end of June sadly) with the Dandy Wishes set of dies. Isn’t that curve just a lovely shape? While this is the unembellished version I used, you can see a bit more jazzed up one here.
Let’s see how I made this card. And you know what? It uses surprisingly few supplies!
Making Handmade Cards with Dies
How’d I Make It?
There were a couple steps to making this card.
- My first step was to die cut the curved piece from sone Thick Basic White cardstock and glued it onto the front of my Basic Black card base.
- Then I die cut two flowers, one black and one white.
- I next lined up the white flower on the card so it overlapped both colours and drew very lightly with a pencil where it crossed the curved line.
- Then I layered the black one right under the white and cut along the lines.
- Lastly I pieced them back together on the card with liquid glue.
I was so happy with the finished card even though there were a few steps to get to it!
Now It’s Your Turn!
I have two challenges for you with today’s card. Try and limit yourself to ONLY black and white in your design. And use a metal die cut to be the main focal point of your card.
If you’d like to make a card using the items I did, you can add them to your own stash by clicking on any of them here.What I Used
I always so happy to have you stop by and check out what I’ve been designing for you. I hope you like what you found. But more important, I sure hope it gives you a shot of inspiration to get into your craft area and have a bunch of fun!
Let me know which dies you’re going to pull out for making handmade cards with dies – drop me a line anytime at [email protected].