Tech Tip: creating your own “thickers” or cardstock embellishments
Hello crafty friends! For my tech tip today, I will be showing you how to create dimension using dies and a die cutting machine. Essentially, we will be making our own thinkers / cardstock embellishments. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can easily use the same technique with your punches.
1. First, choose a die you’d like to use, and some cardstock or pattern paper. For my layout, I wanted to make a yellow “sunshine” title.
2. Die cut your embellishment at least 4 times.
3. Add some glue to each die cut, and carefully glue the layers together one at a time. You might want to use a fine line bottle for your glue, and a pair of tweezers to help you line small pieces together.
Here, you can see the dimension that gluing several die cut pieces can add.
…and here is the title in my layout (I also made a little sun and a tiny star using the same technique):
I think that the dimension adds such a bigger impact than a single layer die cut would add. I guess that is why we all love cardstock stickers!
I hope you get some crafty time in friends, and I hope you will give my tech tip a try!