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.
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!
Graphic 45 12×12 Kaleidoscope Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 8×8 Kaleidoscope Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Grey Pre-made Card Base
White Card Stock
Die-cut Sentiment from Crafter’s Companion
Silver Mirror Card Stock
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