Sunday 10 March 2013

Tutorial for Partial Die Cutting on your Card

Hi everyone! I have had a great response to the card that I made for ATCAS #8 (Wings) and there are a few of you out there that would like to know how to make it. So I decided to use my Sunday to create a tutorial.
I am also going to include a link at the bottom of the post so you can link up your awesome cards and we can all see how creative you are. I will add the vote function to this link and you can vote for your favourite!!
This is my first ever go at trying to create a tutorial so I hope it all makes sense :)
Are you ready? Here we go!
Supplies required
Stamps with co-ordinating dies
Big Shot or other die cutting machine
1 x cardstock measured at 4 3/4" x 7"
1 x cardstock at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2 "
Bone Scorer
Painters Tape (or other easily removable tape/adhesive)
Stamp pad
The smaller piece of cardstock will act as a mask to show you the centre of your card. I use a different colour to your base card so it is easier to see. Use painters tape to adhere the die onto the top of the cardstock.
You now need to TEMPORARILY adhere this piece of cardstock to your base card. I have used painters tape again but I use my fingers to remove a lot of the 'tack' on the tape first so it is easier to remove.

Now, this is the tricky part. Using your multipurpose platform on Tab 2 (Bigshot), line up your clear plates on the bottom and top of the cardstock. You need to make sure that the edges of the clear plates are on top of the die where the pink cardstock meets the base cardstock only.
An easy way to remember is that you only want to cut the top part of the die.
Run the plates through your machine.
This should be how it looks once you have removed your mask.
Now repeat Step Three by placing the die in a different position.
Once you have removed the mask, your base cardstock should look like this. As you can see, you have only partially die cut the cardstock!
Now you can fold your card and score along the crease.
Take your stamp, ink it up and align the stamp with the die cuts you have made.
Now you can fill in the spaces with more stamping. I have used two Hero Arts stamps with the large and small butterfly. You can do whatever you like - all the same size or more than two!
Now all there is to do is colour your butterflies!!
Here is the original card that I made -
Don't forget that if you want a sentiment, make sure you leave enough room. This card was made for a CAS challenge so I wanted to leave plenty of white space.
There are so many ideas that I have for this and it doesn't have to be CAS!
You could fill the card completely! You could even stamp and die cut a few more of the butterflies and pop them up on dimensionals for an extra cool effect!
Another great set to use would be the Hearts a Flutter with the co-ordinating dies!!
So!! Now it is your turn! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I will have the link open for a month to give you time to come up with some great ideas and then we will start voting!!


  1. Hi Kylie. Awesome tutorial!!! Loll xx

  2. Awesome! Gonna try it...hopefully! ;)

  3. I just loved this card ...Thank you so much for the Tutorial :)

  4. LOve the tute...Thanks for hints :)

  5. Hi Kylie
    This looks fantastic.Thanks for the tutorial. I hope I'll be able to have a go.

  6. Stunning card Kylie. TFS the Tut.
    Hugs, Florence xx

  7. So nice of you to share this, a great tutorial!

  8. Hellooooo, well as I have that die and stamp set I really must give it a go I usually rely on my Cameo for this kind of thing but this is such a great and easy process and your tutorial is so well executed thanks so much.


  9. Thanks Kylie, great tutorial, I illnesses keeping Thu and giving it a go x

  10. Thanks for this Kylie. I have these stamps and dies so I've no excuse for not joining in! Xx

  11. Thanks very much, Kylie, for taking the trouble to make this tutorial. I am going to bookmark this as it looks a very interesting technique. It's a very beautiful and creative card.

  12. Such a fantastic tutorial, Kylie. I should be OK to have a go...instructions look super clear. I have bookmarked it for now, so when the time comes I am going to have a play. Thank you for sharing. You are very kind.
    Michaela xx

  13. Kylie, this is AWESOME!
    It adds so much interest to a one layer card. Love love love! This is inpiring me so much - i think I will have to do something like that now! :)

  14. FABULOUS tutorial, Kylie!!! Your card is gorgeous! I can't wait to try this one!

  15. Great tutorial, I came over from The Outlawz and I am going to try out this card. Thank you for sharing this with us. Jen

  16. Kylie, your design and colouring are simply amazing... I so adored this card from the first time I saw it, and the tutorial is so, so helpful! Thank you for sharing with us!

  17. Kylie, this is an awesome technique. The first time I saw it was when it was featured on "A Cut Above" an online card class by Amber Diagre. You did a great job with this tutorial and so glad you shared it with us at Outlawz.

  18. Thank you Kylie for that great tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

  19. Thank you Kylie for a great tutorial. I will have to play as I don't have matching dies and stamps. Ursula xxx

  20. Saw your gorgeous card on the Outlawz and had to come see the tut. Fabulous! Will have to get some of those die/stamp combos. Thanks for sharing. xxD


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