[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

Hello everyone and welcome to another Technique Tuesday! It’s Channin here and this week I’m demonstrating how to create the look of a laser cut panel but using coordinating stamps and dies. I had a lot of fun with this technique and made 5 cards! Please check out my video below to see them all and to get all the details.

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

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Card Set 1

For my first set of cards, I first diecut several flowers and butterflies using the Pretty Wings Matching Die set from 110lb white cardstock. Then using the negative space in the scraps to position the diecuts, I stamped the flowers and butterflies using 3 shades (light, medium, and dark) of blue for the various layers in the Pretty Wings Stamp Set.

Next, I constructed my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (pink) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. I do this because my colored cardstock is only 65lb weight and is rather flimsy without the additional white cardstock layer.

I then stamped the second part of my sentiment, “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right because I will eventually turn this card into a trifold card. Next, I constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space and adhering where the overlap with liquid adhesive. I used a sheet of acetate over my actual card and used my card base as a guide which also helped me to position the diecuts precisely over the sentiment so you wouldn’t be able to see it through the front panel. Also when positioning my diecuts, I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides. Once the diecuts were adhered and the panel dry, I folded over the overhanging portions and adhered them onto the backside of my card to create hinges.

After my faux cover panel was adhered to my cardbase and dry, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front.

 

Card Set 2

For my second set of cards, I first diecut several of the smaller butterfly from the Pretty Butterflies Die set and several of the flowers from the Lacy Panel Die set out of 110lb white cardstock.

Next, I colored the diecuts using alcohol markers. I then created my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (yellow) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. Again I only do this to add strength to my colored cardstock.

Next, stamped stamped “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right. I then constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space using my actual cardbase as a guide with a sheet of acetate over it to protect it from the liquid adhesive. And again I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides which I folded over and adhered onto the backside of the card to create hinges. Lastly, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front directly over the second portion of the sentiment to hide it from the front.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll see you next week!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

Pretty Wings Stamp Set

Happy Day Stamp Set

Dies:

Pretty Wings Matching Die

Pretty Butterflies Die

Lacy Panel Die

Ink:

Daydreaming Dye Ink