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  • Writer's pictureDori Shelton

AECP Level 1: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Hello and welcome back! I am here to share two cards I made for another AECP class. This one is for the Level 1 Easy Die Cutting Techniques. I really enjoyed this class and loved the unique takes on the die cutting process. Die cutting is such an easy card making process that it can sometimes be left unadorned and under utilized, so I really appreciated the fresh approaches. The course included 6 different tutorials and I combined several of the techniques in the two cards I created.

For my first card, I used the Shutter Cover Die as a stencil to randomly ink certain areas of my card background. I die cut the image from the Mini Delight "Cafe Au Lait" set from the stenciled background and then cut several more images and layered them with in the negative space to achieve a more dimensional diecut inlay result. For the inking of the flower, I simply stamped the Dahlia image several times with different distress oxide inks, softening the edges each time before stamping. I then added the leaves and then attached those behind the flower layers. I added the panel to a piece of gold cardstock and finished it off with the sentiment and a few small gemstones.

For my second card, I white heat embossed the outline rose image from the "Shrub Rose" set and then inked the back of each image with some light dye inks to create a faux stain glass look which I thought was so fun! I cut each out with the coordinating die cuts and since I didn't want anything else to detract from them as the focal points of the card, I kept the rest of the background very simple. I added a simple sentiment from the "Bold Sentiments" set and then added two strips of gold cardstock to the sides before layering on to a white card base. Finally, I inked the card edges with a matching lavendar ink to add a little more depth and interest.

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

  1. Cut it Up: Die cuts with optional What's in your garden? (Card 1)

  2. Creative Fingers Anything Goes (Card 1)

  3. Crafty Catz: Anything Goes (Card 2)

  4. Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes (Card 2)

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