Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Making a Layout with Die Cuts

There are lots of things you can do with your dies although it seems to me that so many dies focus on card and tag making rather than layouts.  So what else can you do with your dies?  On this layout I used the Heart Mandala die to cut out a frame for my photo of lovely flowering bushes at Kingsbrae Gardens.  Then I used the Heart Mandala die cut doily behind  my title.  I love the scalloped frame!

I simply diecut the mandala from a piece of design paper and used that as one of my layers after backing the cutout with my photo.

I used the lovely Art Options Rouge paper collection from 49 and Market to make this layout. Their paper is lucious!  Its such a nice heavy weight that it's great for mixed media applications.

Some other ideas:
  • use the die-cuts as stencils, the mandala dies work great for this.
  • Die-cut small tags, library cards, pockets, and use for hidden journaling
  • Emboss your diecuts by diecutting, then use an embossing folder to emboss.
Thanks for joining me today!


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