Meet the new Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies. They're from our Winter 2017 Release - and great for Christmas ornaments, placecards, gift tags - and cards throughout the year. They pair nicely with the new Swooping Leaves and Branches Deep Edge Dies too!
Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with one of many cards I'll be making with these sweet birds. Deep Edge dies are designed to cut through multiple layers at once to save time. They're great for cutting some of the challenging materials we love - heavy felt, vinyl, fabric, wood veneer and handmade papers like these beautiful silkscreened and embossed prints from Shizen Design.
Want a way to select the perfect section of printed paper for your projects? Diecut the shape from a contrasting piece of cardstock - save the negative. Slide it over the paper until you find the perfect mix of colors and patterns for your diecut. Place the die into the negative to position it and diecut the paper. I cut several birds from similar areas of this red and coral fan-shaped print for future cards.
Here are some suggestions from Laura. Layer deep edge dies like your other metal dies using the same die cutting "sandwich" if you are cutting only one layer at a time. When cutting multiple layers at once - include a metal adapter plate in the sandwich - and cut into the metal plate for precise cuts. This will eventually warp your metal plate, but the upside is that you will save yourself tons of time cutting out all your projects.
Cut the wings and top layers of the birds from patterned and embossed papers. Cut gold mirror cardstock with largest hooks from the Ornament Caps and Hooks set.
Cut the beaks, eyes and cheeks from orange, black and peach felt attached to adhesive label paper or sticker sheets. The backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.
Attach the patterned papers and felt to a bird background - use foam dots near the center of the wing.
Attach the hook behind the decorated bird. Attach the second bird background behind it to create a nice finished back view.
Attach Scor-tape behind lightweight wood veneer and diecut the branch. Cut the leaves from textured paper.
Stamp the greeting - from the Merry Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - on a top-folded 5.5" square white card with Distress Oxides Candied Apple. Heat-set the ink. I love the Ultra-Smooth White Cardstock from Impress - it's perfect for stamping and diecutting their collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.
Attach the bird to the card with foam dots - don't attach the ornament hook to the card. Attach the branch - securing the end of the hook under it. Add the leaves and red gem stickers.
The Feathered Friends set contains 12 dies and Swooping Branches and Leaves has 4 dies. Slip them onto curtain rings to keep them organized and ready for your next project. Curtain rings are a strange thing to find in a papercrafting store - but Impress sells them to keep die sets organized...and together!
Want a chance to win your own deep edge die set? Leave a comment on all of the designer posts from November 13th thru Friday November 17th. Three winners will be chosen at random from all of the comments to win the deep edge die set of their choice. The more posts you comment on between these dates, the more chances you have to win! (Limit one comment per person per day). Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by. Join us again tomorrow for Donna's great project, and another chance to win a deep edge set of your choice!