Use your dies in a whole new way with Sarah Jackman Read’s partial die-cut inspiration for wow-factor cards!
Wae all have a wide range of dies in our crafty stash, and they’re
very versatile and useful product. You can achieve a whole array of new designs with your dies by using the partial die-cutting technique. This technique is basically where part of your chosen die isn’t sandwiched between the cutting plates and therefore only part of the die is cut out. You can partially die-cut down the side, the top or in the centre of your cards, and with a little practice you will achieve great results.
For best results, use pencil lines as guides when working out your designs, and tape your dies in place to avoid them moving during die-cutting. You can create clever apertures and shaped cards in minutes with a little experimenting and crafty know-how.
This technique works great with alphabet dies. I used dies from my stash, and also the Beautiful Butterflies three-piece die set that came as a free gift with my issue of Cardmaking &
Papercraft magazine last month (March, issue 167). Here are three different ideas to get you started!