We all have dies in our collection particularly cutting plates. They can be expensive. I generally like to get as many use out of it as I can. Versatility is always I look for in cutting plates. Today I am showing you three different ways to use one cutting plate.
Hello and welcome to my blog post. So for today’s post, I am using Taylored Expressions Bold Lace cutting plate three ways to make three cards.
Here they are all three together.
For the first card, I used the cutting plate as see through the card front. So I made the window on the Sea Salt card front and added Sugar Cube white Bold Lace cutting plate die cut and framed with the largest frame die from Frame in Frame die set. I used the Spring Tulip Bouquet stamp set and coordinating die as my focal image and sentiment. I coloured the Tulips using copic marker in pink colour and coordinated the colour with the frame colour which is Pink Champagne cardstock. A few sequins from Snow Flurries with white Nuvo drops in the centre to finish off the card.
For card #2, I embossed the Sugar Cube panel using the Bold Lace cutting plate. I love the texture the embossing gives. There is design on the background as well. I adhered this panel on Sea Salt card base. Again I stamped the Spring Tulip Bouquet image, coloured using copic markers and die cut using the coordinating die. For this card, I coloured the tulips in yellow. So the coordinating frame from Frame in Frame die set is die cut using Potato Chip cardstock. Sentiment is stamped in Oreo on Sugar Cube cardstock, trimmed and adhered similarly as the previous card. Again few sequins from Snow Flurries with white Nuvo crystal drops in the centre to finish off the card.
For the final card, I simply die cut the cutting plate using Sea Salt cardstock and adhered on Sea Salt card front for tone on tone look. I love this tone on tone look. It is simple but makes a ton of impact. Like the embossing on the previous card, this gives design, dimension and texture to the card. Tone on tone give all these element subtly.
For this card, I coloured the tulips in lilac colour and hence the frame from Frame in Frame die set is die cut using Lavender Glaze cardstock. I added Sugar Cube insert into the frame on this card to add white so this card coordinates with the previous two. The neutrals on all three cards are white and grey. Everything else is finished exactly the same as the previous cards.
So what do you think? These are a few of the ways to use your cutting plate. There are few more options like die cutting using glitter or foil cardstock, making shaker card, layering on top of sponged background, sponging the die cut in ombre…… There are so many things you can do with cutting plate die cuts. Hope these projects inspires you to pull your cutting plates and try out a few techniques. All supplies are listed below.
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