Svitlana here. Hope your weekend is going great and is somehow different from weekdays. Today, I want to share a dramatic card using the recently released Instant Rainbow Washi Tape and featuring a die-cutting technique that can help you stretch your alphabet dies.
I started making the card by applying two lengths the washi tape onto a white cardstock panel one next to another (as I needed the piece about two times longer than the width of the tape). Next, I started die cutting the letters for the sentiment using dies from the Bold Alphabet Die Set.
This die set is one of my favorite alphabet die sets ever. These huge letters are the easiest way to make a statement on your card. These bold letters can make any card pop. The only “weakness” of this set is that it can be challenging to make a longer sentiment for an A2 card using it. Challenging, but not impossible of course. One way to do this is to use a die-cut inlay technique.
So, when I was die cutting letters for the sentiment, I die cut each letter kind of overlapping the negative die-cut space of the previous letter. For example, first I die cut the letter C. Then, I placed the O die partially overlapping the “C-window” left in the panel. So the parts of the O where blue and light blue of the rainbow background are located have negative space in the inlay that the letter C is in.
I die cut N, G, and R in the same manner – overlapping the space where the previous letter was cut out of.
The last three letters I die cut starting from the right end of the panel so the order of die-cutting was – S, T, A.
Then, I colored all letter die-cuts’ edges with a black water-based marker and adhered them onto the card. Inlaying each letter in the corresponding negative space of the next letter.
The sentiment may look like it’s made out of letter die-cuts which were adhered one overlapping another. In reality though, the sentiment is perfectly smooth as all letters fit next to each other like puzzle pieces. Of course, a sentiment of the same length could be created this way (adhered one overlapping another). But it would be much more difficult to keep the continuous pattern.
I hope you liked my card and the technique I’ve shared today.
Have a wonderful day!