Good morning card makers! Rebecca
here with a card-making tip! Shaped cards are always fun, but can be tricky to create. My tip today is a way to quickly and easily make shaped cards using a manual die-cutting machine.
First, select a shaped die in a large size. You can use a heart, circle, large flower, or any other shaped die you have. Fold a piece of cardstock in half that is larger than the die when folded. Line up the die on the cardstock with a tiny bit of the die hanging off the top of the card (where the fold is) and use washi tape to keep it in place.
The part of the die that is not touching the paper will not cut the paper. This will allow you to create a folded shaped card.
Next, cut a single piece of cardstock from the same die, this time cutting the entire shape. This piece can then be adhered over the shaped card. I like the look of the entire shape as the card front and this helps to hide the fold.
On the individual die-cut shape, stamp, watercolor or try another technique to decorate the card.
Take a look at your big dies and see if you can create some fun shaped cards!
Supplies: Stamp from My Favorite Things; Archival and Distress (wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, peacock, salty ocean) inks from Ranger Industries Inc.; Circle dies (#LF522) and Heart dies (#LF1024) from Lawn Fawn.
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