How To Layer Die Cut Frames On Cards

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A great example of how to layer die cut frames on cards to change up the look!

Today we’ve got a pretty, spring themed card from Kittie that show a quick and fun way for how to layer die cut frames on cards to change up the look and style in just couple fo seconds. Kittie says “I love combining die cut frames for not just the design possibilities but also to add some strength and weight to die cuts so they can really offer some emphasis on a card as I have done here”.

Kittie shares ALL her steps on her blog post which you can see here and as usual, she doesn’t hold back on the tip. She’s even got links to her own awesome tutorial and tip videos showing how to make some of the additional elements on this project. Let’s see how she did it.

Kittie took our Floral Frame Die, cut a piece of white card stock and then trimmed out the floral details from the bottom and halfway up the sides. She then cut another piece of white card stock with our Rectangle Combo OPC #4 die and, saving the extras with her die for other projects, took the outside frame and adhered that over the floral piece. This not only adds more delightful detailing with the scallops over those fine floral lines but adds some strength to the entire assembly so all her other added elements have a nice framework they can sit on.

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But, wait! There’s more! (Anyone else remember those ads?) Kittie also, as part of her design and to add even more body to her card, added a strip of our Knob Top Fence die cut to the front.

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When added to her card with strips of foam tape, you can see that this really adds so much dimension and lets her other die cute details have a sturdy yet delicate looking setting.

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Take a look at the rich depth Kittie was able to create on this card by both layering flat die cuts in a way that makes the eye move “into” the scene and the addition of the foam tape to create the shadows. You can see how when you know some tricks for how to layer die cut frames on cards of all kinds, that custom “die cut overlay” can set the whole scene for your cards.

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Here are the items Kittie used today if you want to get a head start on making one of these fabulous cards yourself:

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5217D Rectangle Combo OPC #4 Die Cut
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5211D Floral Frame Die Cut
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Now that you’ve got some ideas and tips on how to layer die cut frames on cards look at your stash and see what you have that you can put together for a whole new look. You can see how you can really set the tone and create a whole scene by using this easy technique and we thank Kittie for sharing her creative genius with us so many times!

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