19 March 2015

OCC Stretch your dies – Day 2: Die cuts within larger die

I’m back with another card for the Online Card Class – Stretch your dies. This time, Kristina’s card inspired me. What a fun idea to create a design by die cutting an arrangement using small dies. Here is my take on this technique:






At first, I die cut a group of stitched leaves from red cardstock. The leaves are from the Lawn Fawn die set called "Leaves Dies". Then I arranged the die-cut leaves on my work surface into a tight grouping and placed a masking paper on the die cuts to pick them up (keeping them arranged). I ran the masking paper with the leaves through my die-cutting machine with a circle die. I applied 3D foam pads to the back of each leaf die cut in the circle and pressed it down to my card base. At last, I carefully removed the masking paper. Wow! I’m totally in love with this technique and I will use it more often! I die cut the word "Celebrate" from black cardstock and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinium embossing powder. This die is from a Penny Black set called "Celebrations".

Have a wonderful day and see you soon with a new OCC homework card…

Francine

7 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Stunning as always! I love the drama of this!

Lisa Lara said...

now that is brilliant. Awesome homework Francine!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally dramatic, striking and gorgeous. Xx

Marlene Bonetti said...

Wow, was für ein Eyecatcher! Sieht klasse aus mit dem dunklen CS.
Grüessli Marlene

Biggi S. said...

Einfach genial, diese Karte! Tolle Farben und super arrangiert! LG Biggi

Maura said...

C'est juste magnifique! et terriblement inventif! BISOUS :-)

Taunya Butler said...

This stunning and so gorgeous!! Delightful and so well done - I am grateful that you are sharing with us your little tips and tricks - you are such a talented and creative stamper!!!

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