MIM #56 {Die Cutting Partial Images}

Wednesday, March 7, 2012



This week's Make It Monday is a very cool technique for partial die cutting.  It involves foam and chip board in order to selectively die cut only the portion you want.  I don't have any foam and to be honest, I'm too lazy to do all of that.  Like Elena, my first thought was I could stamp and image and just cut around the top portion and get the same effect.  But while lying in bed I starting coming up with this design and I don't have the skills to hand cut around that scalloped oval.  I decided to draw a line on my cardstock, line up my die, tape it on to the cardstock, and then carefully run only half of the die through my cuttlebug. Leigh cut hers the same way on her beautiful page. Then all I had to do was cut along the line to remove the rest of the cardstock around the die cut portion. 
Worked perfectly!



I think this could be really cute as a band for Easter eggs.
Thanks for coming by today!



Cardstock: PTI White, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies, Lovely Leaves
Ink: PTI Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Ovals, Mat Stack 3, Double Ended Banner
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Script Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch

20 comments :

  1. great job on the partial die cutting! those peonies are just so pretty, can't wait to get mine!

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  2. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Very creative way of doing the partial cutting. I think I might try that as I don't have chipboard around and I really don't want to spend any extra money.
    Love how you layered the flower and the dies.

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  3. Good idea on improvising, Kara. I like the technique but I agree with you that I'm kind of lazy when it comes to stuff like that. Maybe I'll try your method. Pretty card!

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  4. So pretty. Great job getting creative with that technique, and I love your colors.

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  5. Awesome! Can't wait to try it this way - i am not friends with fun foam... but this sounds like a great way to work it out :)

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  6. I'm glad to hear how many of us found alternatives to the foam and such-way too much trouble for me as well! I love the layering of the oval shapes with the pretty peony! Beautiful card as always, Kara!

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  7. This is so pretty! I guess I say that all the time, but it is so true, those flowers are gorgeous and I love the layering over the oval and Mat Stack 3.

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  8. Love your color choices! You are doing wonders with the peonies :)

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  9. So pretty!!! I have been trying to convince myself that I do not need this set. I was so sure about it. Until now!! You really are rocking this set. Love how beautiful this card is.

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  10. What a great job on the technique! I am with you on the foam...don't have any...and I won't take that many steps but I love your tips! Such a gorgeous card.

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  11. Beautiful as always. Love the colors you used and great job on the fussy cutting!! Who needs a die right :)

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  12. Simply gorgeous!! Absolutely love the color combo and beautiful design.

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  13. This is just gorgeous, Kara! :)

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  14. Gorgeous card, Kara! I love your mix of dies!

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  15. Congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab World out and about.

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  16. Very beautiful card!! Love those colors!! A Moxie Fab congrats to you!!

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  17. Oh Kara! This is a beautiful card! I love this MIM and how you did your band. The colors are so springy too! Congrats on Moxie Fab!!

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  18. What a lovely card Kara. The partially cut frame looks great and the flower is just gorgeous. Lovely colors.

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  19. I can see why she chose it. How exciting for you!

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