Partial Die-Cutting with Needlework Motif

by Rubeena

Hello, Rubeena here sharing a card with basic, no-line watercoloring and partial die-cutting technique.

I started by stamping one of the images from Needlework Motif Stamp Set with a very light gray ink on hot-pressed watercolor paper. Hot-pressed is smoother than cold-pressed watercolor paper. Then, I did very simple watercoloring with the Watercolor 36 Pan Set. What I mean by simple is that I did not worry about depth or detail. I was not going for realism here. I added some details with a gray pen to give the flower some emphasis. I added some dark paint splatters for a fun effect.

Partial die-cutting is not a new technique, but it is one that I have not tried before. I wanted to go for a different look so I thought it would be great to try it on this card. Partial die-cutting is actually pretty easy. I lined up the coordinating die from Needlework Motif Die Set over the stamp and set it in place with post-it tape. I placed it in between my cutting plates, but I only placed half the cardstock on the plates and half of it hanging off. Whatever is actually between the plates is what will cut. I ran it through the die-cutting machine and then used scissors to cut off at the ends.

Of course, some extra parts of the image were also cut but I left those pieces intact. I added foam tape behind the part I wanted to use and mounted it over a folded kraft card base. I stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink and finished the card off with some gems.

Hope you’ll give this technique a try. I’m surprised I waited so long to do it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Needlework Motif Die Set
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Needlework Motif Stamp Set
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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5 comments

Lisa Bzibziak September 26, 2018 - 10:50

Very very cool! I haven’t tried this yet either …yours is a beauty!! I feel like it’s something I’d have to do a couple times to get it right… feels a little engineery to me…lol! The technique I mean… the card is gorgeous! (not engineery at all…lol) … thanks so much for the inspiration. I will definitely give this a try when I’m feeling brave!

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Beverly Jordan September 26, 2018 - 11:43

This is really beautiful!! After seeing your stunning card and the latest needlepoint creation by Laura Jane, I want this stamp set!! Still playing with the BAF sets I’ve recently purchased but this one is next to buy!! Love your stunning partial cut creation!! The paint splatters and watercoloring is gorgeous!!

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Kirsty Vittetoe September 26, 2018 - 15:11

This is fantastic.

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barbara lassiter September 26, 2018 - 15:37

This is beautiful!

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Joyce Tomasetti October 12, 2018 - 09:12

Very cheerful card. I too haven’t tried the partial die cutting and will now give it a try. ANOTHER altenew stamp I HAVE to have.

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