Hello everyone. This is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me! This blog post and video is a part of new monthly feature I’m hosting on Spellbinders blog and Youtube channel called “Layered Dimensional Die Cutting”. I hope you’ve enjoyed the first episode, in case you missed it you can find it here!
What is “Layered Dimensional Die Cutting Series”? Once a month I’m sharing a card project along with a detailed video tutorial showcasing traditional Spellbinders style with lots of die-cut layers and dimension!
For my today’s blog post, since school starts very soon, I thought it would be appropriate to create a World’s Best Teacher card.
I started working on my project by doing all of my die cutting first. I picked a few days and did a lot of layering with the help of regular circles.
I die-cut the main element for my card using dies from the Intertwined Spirals set out of pearlescent white cardstock. I combined the largest insert and the frame to create this piece.
Whenever there’s an insert and a frame die you can cut these in 3 different ways. You can cut just the insert – this makes up for a great lacy card front or window card. You can combine the insert with the frame like I did for my card and make a beautiful freestanding die cut. And you can also cut just the frame die to maybe create a mat to layer behind the intricate piece. I love versatile dies like this are they offer more options and possibilities when crafting.
I also die cut several additional shapes for my project:
- Pierced circle using Pierced Circles Dies with pearlescent white paper
- Patterned paper circle using Standard Circles SM Etched Dies
- Circle frame using Standard Circles LG Etched Dies and Standard Circles SM Etched Dies
- Several circles out of fun foam to create dimension in the layers.
My today’s card measures 6 x 6” – I made a top folding card base and foam mounted patterned paper panel on top. Next I layered my die cut layers using a mix of fun foam and foam adhesive squares. I also added some beautiful peach colored ribbon from May Arts and embellished my card with a large bow.
Even though I made a “World’s Best Teacher” card you can swap out a sentiment and make this card into any other one – birthday, miss you, anniversary project and so on.
- S4-114 Standard Circles Lg Dies
- S4-116 Standard Circles Sm Dies
- S6-087 Intertwined Spirals Dies
- SCD-009 Pierced Circles Dies
- PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ‘N One™
Other supplies: White Cardstock (WorldWin); Patterned Paper (Sweet Nothings 12 x 12 First Edition); Clear Stamp (Simon Says Stamp – Hey Teacher); Black Ink (Versafine Onyx Black); 1 ½” Satin Ribbon (May Arts Ribbon); Glue; Fun Foam; Tape Runner; Foam Adhesive.
Watch video tutorial below to learn how to make this project:
Thank you so much for stopping by today and have fun die cutting!