Sunday, January 21, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Susan

Hi, This is Susan from Inking, Stamping and Relaxing
Our tutorial this week on the Craftin Desert Divas blog is partial die cutting. 

To make this card I used partial die cutting and color inspiration from our January Mood Board. We would like you to play along with our Mood Board Challenge located here.

Here is the gorgeous winter mood board:

 I like having inspiration for both technique and inspiration. This post was supposed to have a video but I lost the video editor I was using in a computer update so now I have to learn a new one. Please pardon the quality of the pictures! Here is the final card: 


I used the fringe die from the Party Borders die set to create part of the bottom. I used partial die cutting to get the fringe on the base. I thought doing this step was important so I could then build up a fringe border.


You can see from the photo above that I had to turn the die upside down so we are actually using reverse partial die cutting LOL!!! I did not have to adjust my cutting plates as you usually do with partial die cutting. I just flipped the die around. This resulted in the below picture.
You can see that the fringe is cut into the base teal card stock layer!


This is so easy to do. 
I then cut more pieces of card stock using the full fringe die. Then I stamped a sentiment from Happy Sentiments. I then colored in the bunny balloon using Copic Sketch markers. This photo is just before final assembly. I need to check and double check all my placements.



Copic Markers:
Bunny: C00, C1, C3, R20
Winter Fox: W00, W0, W1, R20
Basket: BG000, BG01, BG10

Craftin Desert Divas Products:
Party Border Dies
Up, Up and Away
Happy Sentiments
Memento Tuxedo Black


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Partial Die Cutting With DT Natalie

Hi guys it’s Natalie on the the CDD blog today and I’m going to show you a step by step guide on how to make a partial die cut card.


I was watching a Jennifer Maguire video over Christmas and loved the card she created so had to try my own version with the adorable new believe stamp from the latest release. I started out by cutting out a base for the card using the crazy stitched frame dies. I then cut out 5 rectangles using the rectangle from the fancy frame dies sticking them together one on top of each other. This will help us create pressure just on the parts we want to cut. Depending on your die cutting machine though will depends on the thickness of the card you need so it may be a case of just playing around don’t try and force anything through if it’s hard to get through use one less layer, if it’s not cutting you may need another layer.
     

So here we have the back of our base card and the rectangles we die cut and stuck together I placed the rectangle in the centre of the card and used post it tape to hold it in place. Then we want to turn our card over so we can cut out our clouds, I used the stitched scallop dies for this, placing the cloud die around a third up from the bottom again post it tape it in to place we are ready for die cutting. 



As you can see the die didn’t cut all way to the edge as there wasn’t enough pressure only where the rectangle of card was. Next we need to cut out the frame using the same rectangle we used to cut out earlier. Place it into position and post it tape it again. We will only be cutting above the clouds so you want to place your card into the machine like this..


As you can see the top cutting plate only comes down to the top of the clouds again this only gives the right amount of pressure in just the places we want to cut. your card should now look like this...


Now its time to work on the background I cut out another base card using the crazy stitched frames and used a blend of the fossilized amber, wild honey and worn lipstick distress inks and finishing I off with a spritz of water to add some texture.


I then coloured up the sweet new unicorn from the believe stamp set using a range pf purple, pink and cool grey copic markers. Now its a case of sticking everything together I used foam tape on the clouds to add some dimension and placed it onto the oxide background the unicorn will now be on two levels so glue the bottom and add foam tape to the top the image so it sits flat. I then double mounted this onto some purple and grey card and attached it to my card base. Lastly it was time for some finishing touches with the sherbert and shimmer sequins and adding some stars using a white gel pen. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card for today and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Natalie

Shimmer Sequins
Sherbert Sequins
Believe
Fancy Frame Dies

Crazy Stitched Frames
Stitched scalloped dies
 
Wild Honey Oxide
Worn Lipstick Oxide

Fossilized Amber




Friday, January 19, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Patricia

Hello everyone! I’m Patricia from CDD team and today I share a new card with the partial die cutting technique. I'm using the new Happy die for this technique that is very easy! 

Now I'm going to teach you step by step how I created it. 


1 & 2.-You will need a pencil and rule to make a line where you will partially cut. And washi tape to hold the die while you pass it by the Big Shot or cutting machine. 
 3 & 4.-Once cutted, you will need a scissors or a cutter to cut the excess paper over the line. I first cut with the scissors and then I went cut with the cutter to remove the smaller and difficult to cut with the scissors. Finally, erase the pencil. And you already have it! Do you see how easy it is? Now it only remains to assemble and decorate your card !! 
5 & 6.- As I used a watercolor cardboard, I've splashed ink in various colors to make it more festive, it will be a birthday card!! 


The protagonists of this card are part of the new Sweetest Birthday set, from the new January release.I have also used another of the new releases Happy Sentiments stamp set and Party Border dies

I hope you like it!! Happy Crafting!!
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Janni

Hi Crafty Friends - DT Janni here.

Today I want to show you how I made this card using the Partial Die Cutting Technique. I made a glittery and pink Birthday shaker card with the cute unicorn Believe on stage from the January Release <3



 I started by cutting a white cardstock in 5"x 5" and a silver glitter cardstock just a bit smaller.


Now it's time to get started with some die cutting!
I took the large die from Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and placed it on the silver cardstock close to the top of the cardstock. I used some washi-tape to keep it in place, and as a guideline to know where to die cut.


 When placing it on my Big Shot, the top cutting pad only goes to the top of the washi-tape, that way it will only cut to that line.


Here you see the cardstock is not cut all the way down, and I can cut away the pieces I don't need.


Now I have made a half circle for my shaker card - it looks like a little stage.


I fussy cut a circle of acetate in the same size as the stage and added it with double adhesives tape to the back.


 I added foam tape to the back, making sure the sequins won't fall out.


Yay time for sequins <3 The sequins I choose are Sweet Sixteen Sequins


Here you see my shaker card stage. I did add some Shimmer Sequins to the shaker too. Love the look of this!


I used the new Happy Die in black and white cardstock, and stamped Birthday from Sending Sentiments on my favorite banner from Flag Banner Dies


Time for some Copic Coloring.
The colors I used: Unicorn C0-C1-C3-C5, Hair RV000-RV02-RV04, Hearts RV04.


 Here is a close-up on my unicorn on stage.


For the last touch I added some sequins og and highlights for the cheeks.



I hope you are ready to try this out yourself - it's really easy!

See you soon again.

Hugs,
Janni

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