Metal Die Layering Technique Tutorial

 

Hello, G45ers!

  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 12×12 patterns and solids to die-cut four pieces using the Graphic 45 Regular Tag & Gears Dies.

 

Video Tutorial:

Metal Die Technique Card Tutorial by Sandi Nagel 

 

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 8×8 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!

 

Supplies List:

 

Graphic 45:

Graphic 45 12×12 Kaleidoscope Patterns and Solids

Graphic 45 8×8 Kaleidoscope Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Journaling and Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Gears Die

Black 3D Foam Squares

 

Other Supplies:

Grey Pre-made Card Base

White Card Stock

Paper Trimmer

Double-sided Tape

Glue

Die-cutting Machine

Die-cut Sentiment from Crafter’s Companion

Silver Mirror Card Stock

 

Happy Papercrafting! 

 

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