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Welcome to another fun edition of our #G45Technique series. Today on the blog, Brand Ambassador Extraordinaire, Sandi Nagel shares a fabulous tutorial on how to layer with your die cuts to add dimension, durability, and style. You can find her step out photos and directions below, as well as a video tutorial. So go grab your metal dies and some paper and let's get to it!
Graphic 45 Die-cut Layering Technique
By Sandi Nagel
“Hello, fellow paper crafters! Today I’m sharing an easy die-cut layering technique that you can do using your dies and papers from Graphic 45.
I decided to make a gender-neutral monochromatic card for this project. I’m using the black and grey color palette from the Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope 12x12 patterns and solids to die-cut four pieces using the Graphic 45 Regular Tag & Gears Dies.
When using intricate dies, we tend to lose some of the weight of our paper. Therefore, we double up on our die-cut shapes and glue one piece right over the other.
I’m using a grey card base that measures 4 ¼ x 5 ½.
My first layer is the Flamboyant Odyssey from the 8x8 Kaleidoscope paper pad. I trim this piece to 5 ⅜ x 4 ⅛.
Next, I trim a plain, white piece of card stock to 5 ⅛ x 3 ⅞. I then use some double-sided tape to adhere the white piece over the Graphic 45 piece. Once that piece is in place I then adhere it to the card base.
Now that our card base is complete, we can adhere the first die-cut layer to our monochromatic card.
For the second die-cut layer, we use some black foam squares. Then we attach the second layer right over the first die-cut. Note: You may have to cut your foam squares in half to thin them out.
For the finishing touch, you may add a sentiment. This can be a sentiment from the collection, a stamped sentiment, or even a die-cut sentiment.
For the inside of my card I used an ephemera card from the Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope collection.
I hope that you found this die-cut layering technique tutorial helpful. Thank you for stopping by and happy paper crafting!
Grey Pre-made Card Base
White Card Stock
Die-cut Sentiment from Crafter’s Companion
Silver Mirror Card Stock