Friday, July 19, 2013

Oh My Stars! Double Die-Cut technique

Can you see the shimmery top of this card? If so, that's the stardust spray. If not because you're distracted by the warping, that's on me. lol! Once again, I got in a hurry to put it together and should have let the stardust spray sit for a hot minute and then it would have been dry. Ah well, it's all good. The focus should be on those delightful double die-cut stars. Yep. You cut with the big die and then remove it and cut with the medium die. You can do this with any nesting die to make frames for sentiments or fun elements for your card, like this one. :)  I forget to do this technique so was glad to be reminded by the a│s designers. I modified it a little but mostly just because I couldn't die cut any more stars. I just couldn't! lol! :)

Tools & Supplies:
Stamp Set: Southern Sass
Cardstock: Sugar, Lime, Melon, Grapefruit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Star Trio Die Set
Die Cutting Machine
Washi Tape (optional, to hold dies in place)
Mono Aqua Adhesive
Stardust Finishing Spray
3D Foam Adhesive

Cutting Instructions:
Sugar cardstock base: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
Sugar cardstock layer: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8”
Lime, Melon, Grapefruit large stars (some double die cut)

1. Score Sugar cardstock at 4 1/4 to make A2 card.
2. Die cut the middle star out of the several stars.
3. Stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black
4. Adhere stars to sugar layer using Mono Aqua (see note)
5. Trim stars where they overhang layer.
6. Spray layer with stardust finishing spray.
7. Adhere layer to card base with 3D Foam Adhesive

Tips: 1. When layering die cut over star, use washi to hold it in place. 2. Use a TINY AMOUNT of mono aqua on stars to adhere.


Have a wonderfully creative day! 

1 comment:

di said...

Love it! Shimmer spray is one of my favorite products. Sometimes I spray a whole sheet of sugar paper (let it dry) and then die cut it! You get nice shimmery shapes.