The Occasions, or Spring, Catalog release from Stampin’ Up! is approaching soon. Here is a sneak peek into one of the items that I am excited to share with you. So Detailed Thinlits Dies project ideas are already popping up around the internet. In the video I made, I show you one way to use them to enhance an easy cardmaking project. Making a card that has a large, intricate die is a great chance to keep it simple. Simple card designs are a great way to make in duplicate.
The card stock, patterned paper and ink were selected to coordinate with one another. I used a Sahara Sand card base measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ after scored and folded. To decorate the card front, I used a piece of thick white card stock and patterned paper. The die is cutting out the mid section of the cardstock, while the patterned paper is laying directly underneath. This technique gives a good deal of depth to the look of the card. I used a sentiment from So in Love stamp set that I heat embossed in siver, also from the upcoming catalog, to match the organized look to the project.
After I die cut the white card stock, I cut another with the die made of silver foil card stock.. The die worked just fine at cutting through the card stock, without the use of a precision base plate. However, Sizzix recommends that the precision base plate be used with this type of die. There is a tab, or margin area, on each side of the die. This section can be adhered to the reverse side of the card stock, be hidden on the back, and allow the die cut to remain secure to the card base and not be seen. Very clever, Stampin’ Up! design team! I can see using this die to cut out the individual flowers and use them for a project.
To make the inlay, I replaced the silver die cut piece exactly where the white paper was die cut. So the silver die cut fit perfectly into the area and laid in smooth. There was no raised area at all! I used the patterned paper behind the die cut to allow it to show through the tiny die cut lines. The outside tabs are glued down to the white card stock and patterned paper to form one unit. This unit was attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive.
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
So in Love stamp set 143216 (avail Jan 4th)
So Detailed Thinlits dies 142751 (avail Jan 4th)
Falling in Love DSP 142788 (avail Jan 4th)
These intricate dies are very easy to use. They can be cut apart to work alone or keep them as a unit and they work nicely. I can not wait to show you the other dies in this set as well. Occasions Catalogs have been mailed out so keep watch out for the mail. Be sure to check out these dies! Lets make it together 🙂
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