With my tips for layering die cuts on handmade cards, your cards will look so polished and professional, you’re NEVER going to want to give them away! (But please make sure you do so everyone gets to enjoy your designs 😄!)
I want to share with you first what my Product of the Week is. Don’t know what that is?
Every week I feature a new set of stamps, a bundle, a tool, or just about anything you can think of. Then all week I showcase the many ways you can use it. You get to see if it truly needs a spot in your crafting area while I help s-t-r-e-t-c-h your crafting dollars!
You knew it was coming right? I couldn’t resist the Good Morning Magnolia suite of products. See everything on pages 36-38 of your 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. And there’s soooo much to see. A lovely large flower just begging for colour (more on that later in the week 😉), stunning papers, ribbon and trims, cork embellishments. And of course, dies. Dies to cut out your main images, detailed layering dies and pretty border accents.
Believe it or not, I chose to NOT focus on the large magnolia, beautiful as it is, for my first project!
Instead I wanted to show you how the layering detailed die and the curved edge die can create a super pretty design. Here I’ve paired So Saffron with crisp Whisper White for a clean card ideal to send encouragement to a friend.
Jo’s Tips for Layering Die Cuts on Handmade Cards
- Let your dies do the work for you. Mix and match detailed (the white flower and two leaves) with outline dies in contrasting colours for an image that will POP!
- Pair classic elements like the layered scalloped oval for your sentiments.
- Less is more. Do not overdue the number of dies you add to your design, especially when creating a clean layout like this one. Too many colours and too many competing shapes would detract from the simplicity.
- Glue dies together with tiny dots of your liquid multipurpose glue (or the fine tip glue pen). Layer together and let dry before adhering to your card. I prefer this in many cases to using a sponge and my silicone craft sheet as it’s another set of tools I need to pull out. However it works equally as well if this is your preference.
- Add dimension by securing the dies with Stampin’ dimensionals. But alternately don’t overdo the added height (or you may have a difficult time getting it through the post office regular mail!)
- Consider adding embellishments like the pearls I used here sparingly to complement rather than compete with the design.
If you love using dies like I do, I know you’ll also enjoy this one where I have a few more dies decorating a design. Plus I’ve included lots more different tips for layering die cuts on handmade cards for you to add to your toolkit!
Don’t Forget the Inside Details
I love the edged die to create the “scroll” like definition. With the vintage looking stamp, it really completes the card. Plus the inside of the card matches beautifully.
Your Turn to Play
Here are all the supplies I used for this cardTips for Layering Die Cuts on Handmade Cards
Thanks for taking a few minutes to take a peek at my design. I hope you’re able to carve out a little bit of time to play with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle along with me this week. Be sure to check back to see what else I have for you!
And let me know if you would like to see more designs like this one. Ones where I share tips for layering die cuts on handmade cards – or other paper crafting ideas.