Friday, July 10, 2020

One Die Six Ways - Video Tutorial + Giveaway

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Oh y'all. 

I'm becoming obsessed with techniques that give me multiple cards. OBSESSED! And also budget stretching techniques, so today I have BOTH. 

I have a single die that I'm going to use six ways, just doing three techniques. Is that too much math? I FEEL YOU. But don't worry - there's a video. And it counts as homeschool credit for the fall. JUST SAYING. You're welcome.

Up first - BEAUTIFUL DUCT TAPE two ways! I found this gorgeous tie-dye tape and had to do my faux heat embossing technique with it (original video here). 

This border die is both a negative space die and an edge die, and it's perfect for these two examples of the faux heat embossed look. 

For this first card, I added two strips of tape side by side on a card front, and then die cut them. 

The colors really pop on black cardstock, so I used a black card base and my fave word die to finish this simple card. I know you've seen these word dies a billion times on my blog, but they are just awesome.

Then I decided to do a split negative technique with the same tape. I used just a single strip of tape on the right side of a white panel. Then I positioned the same die half on the tape and half on the untaped panel and cut it. So it created a negative space on the left that I backed with black cardstock and a positive space on the right with the pretty tape! The sentiment matches the negative space - missing you! It's from this stamp set.

Now here's a cool thing - I used a cardstock shim when die cutting that last piece just to see if I'd get a good enough impression for a direct to paper technique with Bamboo Ink - and sure enough - it worked! I also got two cards from this technique, as you'll see below! I cut the inked piece with this amazing positive/negative hello die, and then just added a few sequins.

I saved ALL the negative pieces from cutting that hello. Then I die cut a white panel with the same die, and pieced them into the openings - SQUEE! Love how the die pattern looks in the background. 

Finally, I die cut a card panel to use as a stencil with the floral die for my sixth card - but after inking that card, the stencil itself was gorgeous, so I made it into a card! The sentiment is from this set.

And here's the card that I ink blended with the DIY stencil above. The sentiment is from this set. This one is fun because it's a stamp/die/stencil/mask bundle!

I have some tips for you in the video to avoid a few mistakes I made along the way - but this is so much fun. Here's the video: Stay tuned below for current coupon codes and visit my video on YouTube for a giveaway!

Floral In 'N' Out Border Die
[ ALTN ]
Fragile Foliage
[ ALTN ]
Flower Arrangement Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Circled Greetings: Hello Die
[ ALTN ]
Balloon Bunch Stamp Die & Mask Bundle
[ ALTN ] Tie Dye Print Duct Tape:...
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Crimson Crisp Dye Ink – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]
Altenew | Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]
Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Persian Blue Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

Hope you have a good weekend planned.


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  1. Love the interesting ideas today makes my dies go much farther Thank you

  2. Lovely cards and beautiful die! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  3. So much awesomeness ❣️ Love all these great ideas 💞

  4. Just gorgeous cards designed with using all parts is so economical and waste free! Bronwyn USA

  5. The cards are stunning! So fun to get 6 different cards. I thought the Direct to paper on the shim was kind of like magic. I love how you paired our roygiv with black. Stunning!

  6. Beautiful cards with this pretty die! I really love the stenciled design with the rainbow colors!


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