I have to say that I really struggled with this technique and I have a ways to go to perfect it.
The technique involves creating a shim to die cut only the area you want cut.
I think it may be a matter of matching up the shim shape with the appropriate intricate die.
The card on the left uses Stampin’ Up!’s Flourishing Phrases die set and a sentiment from the Feather Together set. I added a bit to the card by adding some extra gold foil die cuts from the same set. That was mostly to cover the parts that didn’t come out as well as I would have liked.
I snipped pieces off the gold dies to make it work for the circular shape. The background paper is from the Color Theory Designer Paper stack. I really like that as a background peeking through the leafy cut out shapes.
I love the gold glitter washi tape. I don’t know why Stampin’ Up! stopped carrying that. It adds such a nice touch to a card and it is so quick to stick down a piece of washi tape and have bling on your card.
Up close you can really see the layers that this has. It has a delicate look with the white die in the back.
It is quite a nice technique, but I’ll be playing around with it some more until I’ve mastered it!
The second card is actually the first one I made. This uses some products from Altenew. The card uses Altenew’s Leafy Garland die, some ink blending for the background and a sentiment from the Birthday Builder stamp set that is also from Altenew.
I think that I will be looking for a less detailed die to try this technique with. I might start with something a little simpler that is already a circular shape. This involved fitting a very detailed die around a circle on one side and then cutting it again on the second side.
I believe this is a matter of learning how to line them up correctly for the second cut.
I’m loving the class that I’m taking and I’m learning a lot of little tips and tricks. I signed up for more classes today doing more advanced techniques.
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