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Select Die Cut Stencil
Select Die Cut Stencil
Learn how to make a stencil to create a symmetrically stamped card with selective die cutting.
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- Cardstock – White
- Envelope – White
- Die – Circle 3-1/4″ (CottageCuts Nested Circles Stitched Die Set)
- Die – Square 1 5/8″ (CottageCuts Nested Squares Stitched Die Set)
- Craft Knife
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base
in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of
cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take
one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the
middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!
Although this is a one-layer card, we still need to cut an A2 panel (that’s 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) of cardstock because we’re going to use that as a stencil.
Place a 1-5/8″ square die in each the corner of the A2 panel and mark the corners of the square that are closest to the outside edge of the cardstock – a simple dot will do.
Once all the corners are marked, place a ruler point to point and cut a bit beyond each point with a craft knife. Do that for all 4 corners. From the backside of the cardstock slip the square die through with cut side down. Pull it through so that it will cut evenly on both sides and tape down. Run through an embossing machine. Do that for all 4 corners.
Place a 3-1/4″ circle die centered between all the corner die cuts, tape and run through embossing machine.
Tape the stencil to the card base.
In each corner, stamp the Tiny Rose Group in lady bug ink and again in angel pink ink. Stamp the Tiny Rose Leaf in bamboo leaves and again in pear tart and stamp the Tiny Sprig in espresso truffle. Make sure that you stamp each corner of the triangle with red ink, which will define the corner.
For the center wreath, you’ll want to come inward so that your wreath looks organic and not chopped off. You don’t want to stamp it like you did the corners where you’re stamping off the stencil.
Start by stamping the Tiny Rose Group in red and then in pink close to the red flowers. Then define the edge of the wreath with the Tint Rose Leaf, stamping the leaf stems toward the inside of the wreath. Then stamp the same stamp, rotating the stems toward the outside of the wreath. Just keep filling in.
Remove the stencil and go back with the Tiny Sprig and stamp along the outside if the wreath to make it look more natural.
Stamp the center of the wreath with the, “hello” sentiment.
For the envelope, use the same die and stamp 2 triangles on the front of the envelope the same way you did on the card and rotate the stencil to stamp the corner of the envelope flap on the other side.