Hello fellow stamp addicts! This card is somewhat of an “accident” – I actually just wanted to play around with my new(ish) Papel Picado stamp set by Wplus9 and the matching dies, but it turned out so well I just went with it :). My plan was to create a card what would open in a more creative way by having sort of a “label” stick out which you can grab and open the card to. Needless to say, the biggest effort was in figuring out how to send this through my die cutting machine to make it work 😉
But I think it looks different and creative enough to make all the headache worthwhile. The trick is to cut just far enough to create the sticking out “label” but not so far that you actually cut out the entire shape. In case you want to try this too, here are the steps (images below):
- Line up the die correctly on your card. Fix it in place with some low tack tape and also draw a thin pencil line that marks where your cutting plates need to be. Line your paper up on the bottom cutting plate, with the die on top of the cutting plate, but only as far as to the pencil line.
- Place the second plate on top, but again – only as far as the pencil line goes. Basically, the smallest part of your card is between the plates, and most of your card isn’t even inside of the sandwich. Make sure that the top border of the die is not between the cutting plates because you want to partially die cut, not completely.
- Use a crafting knife, a cutting mat, and a good stable ruler to cut along the pencil line to get rid of the bottom part of the card.