Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Detailed Dies

Today's tutorial over on Splitcoast is full of tips for cutting with detailed and intricate dies. If your die cutting looks like this...... you just might want to check it out. :)

Before you get any ideas and ask for a tutorial or something, that's not the look that I was going for! It's just a pretty mess from a cut that didn't work. :)  Here's the die I used... This snowflake design is beautifully intricate - it's actually 4 snowflakes that nest together perfectly.

Large Snowflake Die - Impression Obsession

Here's the card I made.

My focal panel is a gel print that was done using kids' plastic texture plates and acrylic paint. I cut the die from the panel, then backed the entire panel and opening with a double-sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Instead of replacing the full die cut, I just replaced two of the layers. To get them into place, I inserted them back into the die one at a time, aligned the die with the negative cut, then pressed the pieces into the adhesive. I rubbed ECD's Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter into the exposed adhesive areas to finish off the layer. Sooooo very sparkly!

Hope you'll read Lori's tutorial for all her die cutting tips and tricks!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I missed this one somehow! Having a bit of trouble understanding all the creative stages, but the result is very effective. I'll take a look at the intricate die-cutting tutorial later.