Blooms from balloon die cuts

Chapter: DIY + tips and tricks   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

As I fiddled with the balloon die cuts on the last two cards I made, I felt they needed to turn into flower petals. One of the balloon die that I’ve been using cuts a balloon shape and also frees up a hollow balloon frame. Both of which were used to whip up these two flowery designs. I am also continuing the use of this piece of fabric as well.

Both cards were given a “brad” treatment for that metallic appeal.

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Fabric outline shaker balloons

Chapter: DIY + tips and tricks   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

My second fabric card has just a little bit of fabric sneaked in. The card design involves die cut balloons and balloon frames made with 2 different dies by Kaisercrafts. The first cuts out a balloon and free up a hollow frame at the same time, while the other die simply cuts out a slightly bigger balloon. I made the negative balloon spaces cut from the second die into shaker areas, and pasted the frames to the front of the windows.

Balloon shakers “held together” by a brad.

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Translucent die cut window with repurposed plastic

Chapter: DIY + tips and tricks   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

My main idea for this card was to have a see-through window made with a heart die cut out directly on a card base. As I pondered about making a see-through window shaker I felt unable to carry it through because I don’t seem to have the shaker elements in the right sizes or colours.

Letting the red plastic take centrestage in front and behind the heart die cut window.

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Celebrate card with fabric die cuts + masking fluid resist

Chapter: DIY + tips and tricks   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing card designs with fabric die cuts. The first few will incorporate a party die cut set consisting of banners and balloons. Also, the main fabrics I’ll be using are those experimented here, as well as polypropylene, (you might have seen me use it before) plus a new favourite!

I love die cutting and love to seek out materials to cut.

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