Svitlana here. Hope your weekend is going great and is somehow different from weekdays. Today, I want to share a dramatic card using the recently released Instant Rainbow Washi Tape and featuring a die-cutting technique that can help you stretch your alphabet dies.
I started making the card by applying two lengths the washi tape onto a white cardstock panel one next to another (as I needed the piece about two times longer than the width of the tape). Next, I started die cutting the letters for the sentiment using dies from the Bold Alphabet Die Set.
This die set is one of my favorite alphabet die sets ever. These huge letters are the easiest way to make a statement on your card. These bold letters can make any card pop. The only “weakness” of this set is that it can be challenging to make a longer sentiment for an A2 card using it. Challenging, but not impossible of course. One way to do this is to use a die-cut inlay technique.
So, when I was die cutting letters for the sentiment, I die cut each letter kind of overlapping the negative die-cut space of the previous letter. For example, first I die cut the letter C. Then, I placed the O die partially overlapping the “C-window” left in the panel. So the parts of the O where blue and light blue of the rainbow background are located have negative space in the inlay that the letter C is in.
I die cut N, G, and R in the same manner – overlapping the space where the previous letter was cut out of.
The last three letters I die cut starting from the right end of the panel so the order of die-cutting was – S, T, A.
Next, I made a card base out of a Jet Black Cardstock and sprayed Pure White Ink Spray onto it through the Warp Speed Stencil.
Then, I colored all letter die-cuts' edges with a black water-based marker and adhered them onto the card. Inlaying each letter in the corresponding negative space of the next letter.
The sentiment may look like it's made out of letter die-cuts which were adhered one overlapping another. In reality though, the sentiment is perfectly smooth as all letters fit next to each other like puzzle pieces. Of course, a sentiment of the same length could be created this way (adhered one overlapping another). But it would be much more difficult to keep the continuous pattern.
I hope you liked my card and the technique I've shared today.
Have a wonderful day!
This is a great technique. Can you make a video of the process?
I was going to ask her the same question. Please make a video of this process. Thanks, Lila
Love the look- but am having trouble following wfitten instructions. A video would be very helpful, please!
A video would definitely be helpful … and appreciated.
Really like this look; but agree a video would be helpful. Your fan club awaits…..
What a great idea! Going to try this technique soon!!
What a happy card. I agree that a video of this technique would be helpful. Thanks for sharing.
This is a BEAUTIFUL card and your technique is FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing your informative explanation with us.
Oh my gosh!! That is simply brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing.
Great card and technique! I’m going to try this today!
I like the use of the overlay technique to fit the letters onto the panel. Nice use of the tape.
This is Awesome!!! I need to try this!!!
Fantastic idea thank you. Agree with some of your other fans, how about a video on this idea please ? Stay safe and healthy x
What a fabulous idea! I have the same set, and I have always just limited the words that I can spell. I never thought to do something like this. Your card is amazing by the way. Love all that colour.
What a brilliant technique! I’ve never thought about overlaying die cut letters so that the word fits the card front. GENIUS! This opens up so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome technique! Love the rainbow design.
So clever. NEVER would have thought of that. Will try it soon!
Amazing technique and
a video would be great
just to really see how it’s
done. Very pretty.
Carla from Utah
This is so clever. Fantastic card. And I am excited that I have this die!!! However, I am not grasping the directions. I just can’t see it in my mind’s eye. I am wondering if you will do a video on the letters. I think I get the cut, but not the colors with them. It is just fantastic and I hope to catch onto it. A video instruction would be so helpful.
Smart thinking with a fabulous result!
Very clever. TFS.
Truly brilliant! I tried to “squish them once, but lost the word. I love this and will definately use it today for a thank you card! Thanks” Be safe!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Wow! Love this so much but a video some time would really help us that are more of a watch and do kind of person.