Die cutting has changed the way we craft. Whether you die cut shapes or cutting plates for the background or coloured images. They also give dimension to the card by using foam adhesives to stick them. Apart from that die cut elements adds texture and pattern to the background of the card. There are so many techniques one can do to die cuts to make them pop. Die cutting is magical!
Welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!
So excited to be part of this blog hop organised by Altenew. If you have come from Therese Calvird‘s blog, you are on the right track. If not do not worry, I will have the entire list of participants of this blog hop towards the end of this post.
Altenew dies are awesome. One would know that. Among the Altenew dies, the 3D dies have a special place in me. I love love their layered 3D floral dies. I don’t have them all but I do have their 3D Fantasy Floral dies. So I played with those dies to create this card for the blog hop.
To make the Fantasy Floral dies different, I die cut them using one of the Altenew Artist marker refill background I created. I used the Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sea Glass and Ocean Waves refills from Set A to create alcohol ink background. The refills are essentially alcohol inks as their Artist Markers are alcohol markers. While the alcohol inks are still tacky, I added gold foil to create gold veins on the background. Once the background is dry, I die cut them using the Fantasy Floral dies. For the flower, I used the two layering dies to die cut the alcohol ink background and the leaves as well. The soild outline of the flower, I die cut using white cardstock. Then I glued all the layers to make five flowers and several leaves. Absolutely love the bright vibrant colours of the die cut florals and leaves.
For the background of the card, I tossed between doing a watercolour background with spatters vs clean background with subtle texture. In the end I chose the clean subtle background as the die cuts are layered with vibrant colours.
The die I used for the background is called Pegboard Canvas Cover die. I die cut this die using Fog cardstock as I did not want stark contrast with white cardstock. I adhered this die cut on a red card base. Then made a large floral cluster using the Fantasy Floral alcohol ink die cuts. Some of the die cut are glued directly on the card front, the rest using foam adhesives for dimension.
The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp sets which I white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with Coral Berry and Ruby Red Altenew inks. The white sentiment stand out against the red background and the red background ties in with all the other reds in the die cut floral cluster. A few clear droplets to finish off the card.
Those gold veins are just awesome on the die cut apart from the vibrant colours. I am a bright girl. So I am very thrilled with this card. I hope you like the card too.
No blog hop is with out a prize. Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to five lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, October 31st for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 11/4/2018.
Here is the list of everyone participating in the blog hop: