(VIDEO) How To Back Delicate Die-Cuts | Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone and happy Friday! Lydia here. Today, I'll be sharing how you can add color to your delicate die-cuts.

20200929 102521I started by cutting the dies from Festive Clusters Die Set from white cardstock. When backing the images, you will want to start with the image that is in the front of the composition. For this die set, it's the poinsettia, so I took my die-cut and placed it down onto Ruby Red Cardstock. Then, I drew around the image. I fussy cut this and then adhered it to the back of the die-cut using wet glue.

I found that using wet glue for this gives a little more wiggle room to get it into place. Once this is done, you can then do the same for the rose image; I used Frosty Pink Cardstock. For the leaves that are on the outside of the image, I added a little cardstock to these and then fussy cut around the die-cut. This technique can be a little fiddly, but I do think that is worth it in the end.

20200929 102524 1For the sentiment, I used Fancy Peace Die cut from Jet Black Cardstock. Before I adhered the pieces down onto my card base, I thought it needed a little something more in the background. Flowers & Leaves 3D Embossing Folder came to the rescue. I just love that it adds a little more but doesn't take away from the rest of the design.

20200929 102530 1To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Maureen Reiss October 16, 2020 - 11:51 AM

Gorgeous card!!! Great tips, Thanks!!!

Lani October 16, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Thanks for the idea about backing with hand cut cardstock, much easier than doing it mosaic style!

Inkin' Chickie October 16, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Great video on the process. I like the added texture from the folder.

egomba October 16, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Stunning card, really lovely. I agree pink is so nice with Xmas green and red. I also like blue spruce or gold

dorothyayotte October 17, 2020 - 12:48 AM

Thank you. Good tips.

Linda BL October 17, 2020 - 10:29 AM

What a great card. Your tip for adding color sure is a time saver. I like the inlaid look but doing it the traditional way is tedious and it so easy to lose tiny pieces. You pick them up and they flip off to the land of missing die cut pieces, never to be seen again. Comments left on YouTube ask why don’t you just add the pieces back like it is no big deal! Obviously they have not tried inlaid die cuts!

Patricia Wilson October 17, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Very pretty and even though there was allot of cutting, it seemed pretty easy to do. I love the fussy cutting. When I volunteered with kindergarteners I told them about fussy cutting and that’s what they called intensive cutting from then on.


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