Reverse Die Cutting Technique

Hummingbird Happiness
Hummingbird Happiness


Good morning! Ardyth here with a simple technique that lets you get more out of your dies!

For this card, I started by creating my background panel by spritzing a piece of white cardstock with Distress Oxide sprays in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I used a light hand and a swiping motion from bottom left to top right, to maintain the texture 

This hummingbird die comes in 2 parts – one base and one die cuts feathers that you can add. I actually like the clean shape of the base die and I cut the first hummingbird toward the top left corner. This is the first way to get more from this die set.

I wanted the other hummingbird to face the opposite direction, so I cut it from the back of the panel.

This resulted in a raised edge on the front of my panel, so I simply ran the panel through my die-cutting machine with no dies. This flattened the raised edges and left me with a beautifully clean front panel. This is the second way to get more from this die.

My sentiment is from Scattered Thoughts and is embossed with white embossing powder.

To add some shimmer, I trimmed a piece of pearlescent vellum as a mat. I wasn’t able to capture the shimmer in this photo, but in real life, it’s so beautiful as the card moves.

I added a few jewels for extra shine.


Hummingbird Happiness

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