Monday, October 24, 2016

100+ ways to use dies (Die cutting technique round up!)

You won't believe how many ways there are to use die cuts! Given the proliferation of die ideas out there I thought it was high time that I put a little work into curating another round-up post to share with you. I learned a trick or two...

Over 100 ways to die cut! (videos, tutorials & inspiration) - at mel stampz.

Perhaps you don't have very many dies? Or you prefer machine die cutting?

The majority of these techniques would also work beautifully with machines: Silhouette, Cricut, or Brother scan & cut - whatever you've got goin' on. Most are material based, using ink, paint, glitter and so on for their oomph factor. :)

Many of these ideas have video tutorials included while some are simply photos of gorgeous ideas. Hope you are as inspired as I was by all these clever people!

Just click on the links or the images to go see the associated project...

Basic Die cutting Tips:

Drier sheet holds tiny die cut pieces - Kelly Griglione

Sizzix Die Brush and Foam Pad (remove small bits)\  Anna-Karin

Separating fused dies (to use individually)  -  Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Using wax paper for clean die cuts  - Meg Loven

 All sorts of Die cutting Ideas:

Wax paper resist with die cuts  - Anna-Karin
Watercolour under die cuts
Partial die cut border video   - Jennifer McGuire
Partial die cutting video zig zag fold  - Jennifer McGuire

Partial die cutting using letters  - Pamela

Die cut impression heat embossing - video  - Julie Ebersole
Dies as masks (with Distress Paint) video  - Kristina Werner
Colorful die cut inlaying 3 ways video  - Jennifer McGuire

Die cut inlay look using punches! - video  - Sarah-Jane
Glitter Inlay die cut - video  Jennifer McGuire
Stained-glass effect die inlay video  -  Emily Leiphart

 Shrinking die cuts - video  - Jennifer McGuire

Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts video  - Catherine Pooler
Sizzix white Transfer Film Inksheet (resist)  - Anna-Karin
Patterned inlay die cutting video  -  Emily Leiphart

DIY stencils using die cuts  - Kylie

Glitter & Color on Intricate die cuts   - Julia Altermann

Easy gilded silver-leaf paper die cut resist  - mel stampz

Die cut distress ink panel  -Mayuri

Brushed velvet technique (fine glitter)  - Carolyn Peeler

Inked & layered die cut positive & negatives - video  - Laura Bassen

Die cut Distress Ink background  - Kristina Werner

DIY embossing plate video (die cut cardstock)   - Yana Smakula

DIY embossing folder video (die cut recycled board)  Betty J
Glitter & colour on die cuts  Anna-Karin

Glittered & layered die cut scenes  - Kittie Caracciolo

 Colourizing die cuts - Kittie Caracciolo
Add foil borders to dies with Minc machine video  -Becca Feeken

Use Shape dies as a cut edge  - Laurie Schmidlin
Die cut inlay & overlay (ink-blending & stamping)  - Daria Grushina

http://staWatercoloured die cuts  - Joni Andaya
Shape cut from grouped die cuts (K Werner technique)  -  Kimberly Jensen

Masking & sketching using dies   - Yoonsun Hur

On the edge die cutting - video  - Jennifer McGuire

Spotlight Die Cutting  - Kara Vrabel

Metallic heat embossed die cuts video  - Kristina Werner

Layered coloured die cuts   - Mayuri

use die cut remainders (negative pieces) - Mayuri
Pop up die cuts - partial die cutting - video  - Betsy Veldman
Sculptural die cut layering  - Kitte Caracciolo
Multicolour die cut inlay - Leigh Penner
Die cut toner paper & foil - video  - Jennifer McGuire
Hand cut & layer die cut pieces - Mayuri
Creative die cut scene  - Yoonsun Hur

Stamped & inked die cut scene  - JJ Bolton
Die cut frames to modernize character stamps  - Joni Andaya
 Watercoloured die cut borders - JJ Bolton
Die cutting different materials  - Melody M. Nuñez

Die cut paper strips - video - Wendy

Faux metal die cut embellishments - Jennifer McGuire

Inked die cut with sequins - Christine Drogt

Shaker card using dies & fuse tool - video - Kristina Werner

Inlaid die cut (with glitter) - Debbie Hughes

Inked and DIY embossed backgrounds - video Yana Smakula

Using negatives of die cut pieces - video Yana Smakula

Copic colouring on Sentiment die cut - JJ Bolton

Glitter die cuts - video - Jennifer McGuire

CAS white die on ink blended background -  Marion Vagg

Die cut watercolour stamp scene - video  Yana Smakula

- Therese Calvird:
Over the edge die cuts  - Therese Calvird

96) White on white single die cut shape repeated
White on white single die cut shape repeated - Karolyn Loncon

 Layered die cuts - Yana Smakula

Tips for die cutting minc foil - video - K Becca

Die shape as a sliding card holder - Lou Kitzelman

Adding foil to vellum die cuts (toner pen) - Carly Tee

Die cut sentiment from floral stamping - Concord & 9th

Die cut wood veneer sentiment - Concord & 9th
Hope you guys enjoyed this eye candy. I'll add more die cutting technique tutorials etcetera as I come across them.

With Love,

P.S. Have a die cutting fave to share with us? Please link it up in the comments! ♥