Being Creative with Thin Cut Dies

  Hello everyone, it’s Juhi and today I’m sharing 3 cards I made using Itsy Bitsy’s thin cut steel dies. These dies are very high quality and can be used with any standard die-cutting machine. What’s more, they cut like butter, come in some awesome designs and the prices are amazing!!!
 
I have used the thin cut leaves dies to create my cards. I just love this die, it comes with 3 different leaf stalk designs. Instead of using the die-cuts leaves for flowers I’ve used them as foliage, the possibilities are endless with this die! So without further ado lets check out the cards…

Card 1:

For my first card, I first die-cut the leaves with hand-made paper in shades yellow and orange. To add some interest to the die-cuts, I then  rubbed on some orange distress ink on the orange die-cuts. Following this I cut out a piece of burlap ribbon.  I removed some burlap/jute strands from the burlap ribbon piece to give it a frayed edge.

It was very straight forward after this, I first stuck the burlap ribbon panel onto white cardstock with double sided foam tape and then arranged the die-cuts on top. I played around with the die-cuts and even trimmed some of them, and stuck them in place, once I was happy with the arrangement.
I finally finished off the card by adding a chipboard shape sentiment and some sequins.

 

Card 2:

For my second card I first die-cut the leaves in shades of green and then tied them together at the bottom with some baker’s twine. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using the floral frame embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy and splattered some green watercolor paint on it with a thick round brush. I added on a chipboard shapes sentiment once the paint splatters had dried.
I finished the card by sticking on the leaf bunch with some double sided foam tape.

Card 3:

The third card was the easiest to make and it’s also my favorite. After die-cutting 3 leaves of the same design with white cardstock, I placed them on a watercolor cardstock panel and marked their location very lightly with a pencil. I then removed the leaves and loosely colored the marked area with green watercolor and added some blue watercolor around it. Once the watercolor had completely dried up I added some green paint splatters.
 
Once the panel had dried up I cut it up to fit my white cardstock base and stuck it with double sided foam tape. I added the 3 die-cut leaves on top of the green areas, I only applied glue to the stems and not to the entire die-cut to add some dimension to the leaves.
I hope the projects I’ve shared today inspire you to create something using thin cut dies and share with us. Please share your projects using Itsy Bitsy Thin Cut Dies here – February 2017 Challenge – Creations using Itsy Bitsy Thin cut dies

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