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In today’s post I’d like to share some techniques for adding more punch to your die cuts, this time using dimension.

You Will Need

  • Die Cuts
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder

Method

Choose a design of die cut that will layer or has areas you can cut into. Start with bolder designs while you practice and work up to the more detailed designs. The flower in the video was cut using a Making Memories Slice Elite machine and the Vintage Findings Design Card

  • If you wish to colour and stamp onto your die cut, do that before moving on. Alternatively if you want an overall pattern you could use decorative pre printed papers or create your own inked papers, before cutting out your die cut.
  • If the underside of your finished design will be visible, colour the back of your die cut to co-ordinate with the front.

When you have your die cut as you would like it, to create dimension;

  • Cut into areas of the design.
  • Roll the edges of your die cut over your finger, or curve it using a bone folder.
  • You can curve your design in more than one dimension, for variety.

For extra depth cut a series of images either in the same size or getting progressivly smaller. Shape them as mentioned above and layer them up.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has given you some ideas for how you can get more from your die cuts. There are so many beautiful designs out there, why use them flat, when they could be  much more exciting with some depth.

Have fun, and I’d love to see your finished projects.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Over on the Stamping Mad Forum www.stampingmadforum.co.uk I run a challenge called The Virtual Crafting Challenge. The idea is to have a go at something you haven’t tried before or to rediscover something you tried and forgot about. It is all about fun and experimentation, rather than striving for a finished piece by the end of the month.

 

For September 2008 the theme is

Metalwork

Here are just a few options for ideas to get you started. This is your journey, do whatever you fancy as long as you have some fun and maybe try something different to what you always do.

  • Foiling; This is the technique where an adhesive is applied to a surface and a foil sheet is then applied to the glued area.The foil is then transferred to your image.
  • Gilding; This technique involves applying a size or adhesive to an area, you then apply metal leaf to the area. The metal leaf will stick to the area that had the size or adhesive.
  • As a new surface to stamp onto; You can get metal sheets in a variety of weights and colours. It is a great surface to colour and stamp onto. Use solvent based inks, other inks will not dry on this surface.
  • Embossing; You can get metal sheets in a variety of weights and colours. This is a great surface to dry emboss into.

Links

This site has projects for most of the above mentioned options
http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/foil-stamping.html

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie:)

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