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Stretching Your Dies with Double Cuts | Ivana Camdzic

Stretching Your Dies with Double Cuts | Ivana Camdzic

Hello Pinkfresh Friends! Today, I'd like to share a design tip that came about from a happy accident. 

While playing with the pretty Geo Floral die,  I completely forgot to add my shim while die-cutting, which resulted in a design that was not fully cut. What's a girl to do, but just go with the flow ;)

To save the day, I used the Inverted Stitched Scalloped Circle dies to cut out the center and only popped out a few of the little pieces around the edges. And guess what?! I instantly fell in love! Turns out, doubling up on the die-cutting is super fun! I've got three cards to share using this method, so here we go! 

I layered my double-cut overlay onto a soft mint cardstock, and added a little acetate design, from the Everyday Musings collection, to back the scalloped opening. To the top, I added a Joyful Day gummy rose, some string, and pretty jewels all around the circle opening.

In the center of the card, I added some puffy stickers from the Joyful Day collection, along with some puffy alphas. 

At the bottom, a sweet little heart from the Everyday Musings collection.

For my next card, I skipped the shim again, and a few more of the pieces came out, which was fine by me! I really like this organic look, and think it makes for just the prettiest background, which I accented with a love theme. Both of these cards will come in very handy with a couple of very special anniversaries around the corner ;)

To decorate this next card, I used some more puffies from the Joyful Day collection, and a pretty tulle bow and button combo.

This time, I used the off-white jewels, as well as a little arrow sticker.

I used the lovely puffy words from the Joyful Day collection, a little button, and some more mini alphas. You'll also notice it looks like there are specks in the scalloped opening - this is again another acetate design.

For my last design, I opted for a shim so that all the itty bits would pop out. I still used the scalloped circle to cut out the middle, and added a heap of puffy stars and jewels to go with the theme  of my card. 

I layered up a heap of gold and pink accents, to create some dimension and sparkle.

I love, love, love the beautiful puffies from every Pinkfresh release. There is something so special and sweet about them. Whenever I add them to a project, they instantly elevate the look with just the right amount of dimension and texture. 

For my last creation, I used some of the newest goodies from the recent Essentials release, and it just so happens that these dies are designed with double-cutting in mind - by providing lots of little accent cuts that can be swapped in.

I started with the Braided Tag  to create my base. I combined all the different accent cuts, and I love how pretty they look when backed with white cardstock!

At the top of my tag, I used the Lacey Edgers to add a decorative trim. Just underneath the rose and lace trim, I added a little hex tag, cut with the Basic Label Frames dies, stamped with the Abstract Builder sentiments. Just below the rose, I added a vellum accent, stamped with the Bloom set, heat-embossed in white.

I used the Basic Label Frames to cut the oval insert, and a sentiment die-cut from the Classic Words set. I added a few jewels and crystals, and some Nuvo Drops to finish things off.

These cards were so much fun to make, and I hope they inspire some double-cuts of your own! 

Thank you so much for visiting! :)


2. Jun 11, 2019

Die-cutting Brilliance Ivana!!

Laura Jane
1. Jun 04, 2019

All three cards look
lovely! Happy accident
turned out wonderfully.
Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley

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