It’s been a long time since I’ve played along with Papertrey Ink’s challenges, but I finally had a burst of creativity that matched up with Papertrey Ink’s monthly blog hop. Today I’m sharing a set of five gift tags each showcase a different die cutting technique.
- Negative die cut, backed with the same color card stock.
- Inset die cut using glitter card stock.
- Dry embossed die cut.
- Stamped with die cut fun foam stamp.
- Die cut layered on glitter card stock.
Tips & Tricks
I love all of these tags, but the first, with those raised diamonds in the center, is probably my favorite. To keep those little pieces in place, I left all of the die cut pieces on my cutting plate and gently flipped it onto my work surface. Then I was able to add liquid adhesive to the negative pieces before covering it with a matching tag. Once the pieces were secured to the back tag, I used tweezers and a craft knife to carefully pull the snowflake away from the tag.
I used the same technique on the inset snowflake tag, just taking it one step further by filling the negative with a new die cut.
white card stock from Papertrey Ink, glitter card stock from Best Creation, Fillable Frames #9 stamp set and die from Papertrey Ink, Snowflake Die from Lil’ Inker Designs, Love Letter Memento Ink, Silver Colorbox Pigment Ink, red 1/8″ silk ribbon from May Arts