Monday, March 26, 2018

Easy Die Cutting featuring Flower Arrangement Stamps and Dies - Altenew Education Certification Program Project

What a fun course this is.  It is filled with great suggestions for using your dies for different purposes.  I love the added value I feel I get when purchasing the dies because I really can do so much with them.  I am a big fan of die cutting.  Unlike when you use an electronic machine, die cuts create a beautiful finished edge that I just love.  This inlaid technique is one of my favorites.  It's always fun to keep people asking the question, "How did she do that?"

The Flower Arrangement stamp set is another wonderful layering flower set that is great for making beautiful backgrounds for cards.  They are easy to layer and stamp and the color combinations are endless.  I chose the Tea Party, Warm & Cozy, Green Fields sets, and some lovely yellows to create this card.  I then cut the Thinking of You Die from the center of the panel, being careful not to lose any of the center pieces and a piece out of the center of the green card-stock I used to layer this card. I placed the green die cut into the space left when die cutting and filled in all of the spaces with the appropriate pieces. After adhereing the green frame and the panel to a card base I  completed the card by stamping  and die cutting 3 of the smaller flowers, shined them up with a sparkle pen, and popped them up around the card with my Scotch foam tape.

I was left with this very pretty die cut that I can use to make another card.  That's a win, win in my book :)

I hope you have fun trying this technique on your own.  If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  

Until next time,
Happy Stamping :)

Joanne and Penny

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Supplies List

  • Altenew FLOWER ARRANGEMENT stamp set and matching dies
  • Altenew Crisp Ink in Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Tea Party set, Green Fields set, and Warm and Cozy set
  • Neenah Cardstock, 110 lb
  • Altenew Glue Tape Runner
  • 3M Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Altenew Thinking of You die
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle

1 comment:

  1. Just like you, I am a huge fan of die cutting! You used it so expertly, Joanne! Your floral pattern reminds me of the rich and beautiful fabric print that I see in the latest online fashion magazine! Truly gorgeous! Happy to see that you are enjoying taking and learning the class! GREAT work!