Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Being Creative with Thin Cut Dies

  Hello everyone, it's Juhi and today I'm sharing 3 cards I made using Itsy Bitsy's thin cut steel dies. These dies are very high quality and can be used with any standard die-cutting machine. What's more, they cut like butter, come in some awesome designs and the prices are amazing!!!

I have used the thin cut leaves dies to create my cards. I just love this die, it comes with 3 different leaf stalk designs. Instead of using the die-cuts leaves for flowers I've used them as foliage, the possibilities are endless with this die! So without further ado lets check out the cards...

Card 1:

 For my first card, I first die-cut the leaves with hand-made paper in shades yellow and orange. To add some interest to the die-cuts, I then  rubbed on some orange distress ink on the orange die-cuts. Following this I cut out a piece of burlap ribbon.  I removed some burlap/jute strands from the burlap ribbon piece to give it a frayed edge.
It was very straight forward after this, I first stuck the burlap ribbon panel onto white cardstock with double sided foam tape and then arranged the die-cuts on top. I played around with the die-cuts and even trimmed some of them, and stuck them in place, once I was happy with the arrangement.
I finally finished off the card by adding a chipboard shape sentiment and some sequins.

Card 2:

For my second card I first die-cut the leaves in shades of green and then tied them together at the bottom with some baker's twine. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using the floral frame embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy and splattered some green watercolor paint on it with a thick round brush. I added on a chipboard shapes sentiment once the paint splatters had dried.
I finished the card by sticking on the leaf bunch with some double sided foam tape.

Card 3:

The third card was the easiest to make and it's also my favorite. After die-cutting 3 leaves of the same design with white cardstock, I placed them on a watercolor cardstock panel and marked their location very lightly with a pencil. I then removed the leaves and loosely colored the marked area with green watercolor and added some blue watercolor around it. Once the watercolor had completely dried up I added some green paint splatters.

Once the panel had dried up I cut it up to fit my white cardstock base and stuck it with double sided foam tape. I added the 3 die-cut leaves on top of the green areas, I only applied glue to the stems and not to the entire die-cut to add some dimension to the leaves. 
I hope the projects I've shared today inspire you to create something using thin cut dies and share with us. Please share your projects using Itsy Bitsy Thin Cut Dies here - February 2017 Challenge – Creations using Itsy Bitsy Thin cut dies 

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  1. these are just amazing Juhi !! love how you made the die-cuts the star of your work favorite is also the last card with the watercolor panel !!

  2. simple,elegant stylish cards...awesome juhi

  3. Stunningly beautiful 😍 love the stricking colours

  4. I love these elegant looking cards. Nice!

  5. Fabulous cards Juhi, loved them all but 3rd card is my favourite!

    1. Thank you so much Rashmi, that's my favorite too!