How to Remove White Border From Die Cuts

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Learn the solution for how to remove white border from die cuts to make them float on your cards!

We all want solutions for the pesky how to remove white border from die cuts issue when we are using them against a dark background. Well today, Carol has a fantastic idea and it doesn’t involve recutting all around the die cuts!

Let’s go follow along with Carol as she puts together this gorgeous card.

First Carol made that beautifully rich background by making a card sized panel from dark blue card stock and inking up just the edges with Sapphire Color Fuse ink. She repeated this inking process until she had the dimension she wanted. Then, for some serious pop, she added some black ink just along the very outside edges. She adhered this to a card base with her tape runner.

Next she stamped her images from our Poetic Peonies onto white card stock and colored them in with her Copic markers. Here are the colors she used so you can recreate these gorgeous blooms.

Flowers and berries: RV17, RV25, RV14, RV13, and RV21;
Leaves: YG67, YG17, YG23, and YG03.

Carol die cut the flowers out with the coordinating dies and fussy cut the leaves and berry branches with her detail scissors. Now her GENIUS tip for how to remove those white edges on the die cuts – color all of the white borders remaining around the images with Copic B39. Carol chose this shade because it very closely matches her blue card stock panel. When you use this super smart tip, find a marker that is as close to the color you are setting your die cuts on to help those white borders disappear. Here’s a side by side comparison:

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WOW, right? THANK YOU CAROL!

Now she stamped her sentiment in the upper right corner with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder for a touch of luxury. She added her die cut elements with a mix of liquid adhesive and foam tape for some additional depth and dimension. And lastly, she echoed that subtle glimmer of gold from the sentiment with some groupings of tiny gold dots made using a gold sparkle pen. Against the dark background, this really stands out!

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Here are the items from the store Carol used today – we can see this beautiful card being done in so many different color combinations!

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Now you’ve got a simple and customizable solution to that age old question of how to remove white border from die cuts when you are using them on a dark background! Go play!

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