Learn This Unique Card Making Technique to Add Color With Stacked Die-Cuts | Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Lydia here! Today, I'll be sharing how you can add subtle color to your handmade projects using stacked die-cuts. This unique card making technique will make your cards stand out!

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I started by die cutting Floral In ‘N' Out Border Die from colored cardstock. I used Altenew Gradient Cardstock in Cherry Blossom, Sea Shore, and Shades Of Purple colors. Then, I cut the border die from one of each color from the packs. I then cut the same border die into place from 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panels of white cardstock. Next, I adhered the colored die-cut cardstock behind the white die-cut panel using glue tape. For the pink card, I off-set the colored die-cuts downward, so they would peek out from under the white panel. Then, for the aqua card, I off-set the die-cuts upward so you can see them through the white die-cut panel. Finally, for the purple card, I stacked them with no off-set; this is the subtlest of the three and the colors can be seen from the side.

floral cards using Altenew dies and gradient cardstockSentiments

I do love the subtle colors on all of the cards, but I have to say that off-setting the colored die-cuts is my favorite look! For the sentiments, I used Label Love Stamp Set. I simply stamped these using Obsidian Pigment Ink and fussy cut around them before adhering them to the cards using foam tape.

unique card making technique using Altenew diesTo see how these cards came together, please watch the video below. Or head over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you again real soon!

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Floral In ‘N' Out Border Die
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Label Love Stamp Set
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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Karen bradsher July 24, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Love getting all the new ways to make cards. Very ttractive

Nancy Probst July 24, 2020 - 10:44 AM

The offset creats a beautiful look with the different colors.

Maureen Reiss July 24, 2020 - 11:09 AM

Really Beautiful cards!!!

Cyndi Morris July 24, 2020 - 11:15 AM

Gorgeous card. What a wonderful technique. I love that beautiful Floral In ‘N Out Border die and I really NEED that gradient cardstock.

Karen Hale July 24, 2020 - 2:09 PM

Gorgeous cards. Great technique with this beautiful die. Thanks for the creative inspiration.

Tracey Bente July 24, 2020 - 3:12 PM

What a beautiful technique

Andre M. July 24, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Fantastic technique, the result is so pretty, great to add colour without colouring.

Patricia Wilson July 24, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Lovely cards and a great technique. Bought some of that gradient card stock and haven’t used it much so will start thinking more of how to use it.

Helen Budz July 24, 2020 - 6:29 PM

Lydia, these cards are exquisite. Thanks for sharing them and the video tutorial–always enjoy seeing how you create. Stay well.

ksdejarn July 31, 2020 - 11:06 AM

Love these! As Helen Budz says, they “are exquisite.” And perfect for mailing…..bonus.

Annette Reed August 1, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Thanks for the video. Your cards are lovely. I really like the offset ones. I wonder what this technique will look like work my butterfly border die? I’ll have to try it.


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