Sunday, 5 January 2020

Partial Die-Cutting

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The CAS Mix Up Card Challenge includes 'Partial Die-Cutting' this month. This is a 'new to me' technique, so I thought I'd give it a try.  The three elements for the challenge are 'Partial Die-Cutting + Stamping + Your Choice'.  There are several video tutorials on the CAS Mix Up blog for partial die-cutting and for my first card I used the technique HERE.  The die cut is cut from both ends, leaving an uncut panel through the middle for the sentiment.

  
I made a masculine card, using a Memory Box 'Gearworks Border' die.  For 'my choice', I heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  Three black pearls finished off my card.  That's when I realised that the stamping in Versamark probably didn't count as the stamping element as well as the heat embossing!  If I hadn't already added the black pearls, I could have used black liquid pearls instead for my third element.  Oh well, at least I've made another masculine card to add to my box of ready-made cards.
  
I am joining in the following challenges with this card:


Not to be beaten, I decided to make another card, which I hope counts for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  The partial die-cutting was done using a different technique HERE.  The image is a stamp from the Happy Little Stampers 'Especially For You' set, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  I partially die-cut the image and my third element for the challenge is fussy cutting part of the flower.  I layered the image on a pale green mat, leaving a thin border.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento 'London Fog' and I added a few tiny pale green pearls to finish off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:






31 comments:

  1. Two beauties Liz would never have thought about using a die the way you did in your first card it's really effective love the flower and the layout in the second

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  2. Lovely cards. I like your partial die cutting. It's very effective on your card. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  3. Great partial die cutting Liz.

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  4. Two super CAS cards, love the flower and you delicate colours, great fussy cutting too. Thank you for joining our 'Soft Pastels'
    challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  5. Sorry Liz I should have also said 'Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge' at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

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  6. Ooh I like your masculine card Liz, its like an illusion because until I read your post I didn't realise it was partially cut... nicely done x

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  7. Both cards are gorgeous, Liz. But I am impressed with the masculine card (maybe because I love gears). I am going to visit the links for the techniques now, thank you for sharing. Hugs,my dear friend.

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  8. Actually I think heat embossing is a separate technique from stamping so the first card works too, Liz! I love the white gears against the dark background and how the sentiment piece is left in the middle! And your flower is beautiful! Two fantastic cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. Beautiful cards Liz, the heat embossed one is gorgeous.xx

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  10. As Bonnie says above, heat embossing is one technique, and stamping in VersaMark counts as a stamping element, so your gears card totally qualifies. It's a great masculine card and I love the way you used the partial die-cutting for the gear border die. Great design!
    The flower card is very pretty. Combining the flower and the square panel, you did a fantastic job of partial die-cutting and fussy cutting! The pale green pearls are a great accent and balancing with the flower. Thanks so much for making two cards and sharing the second one with us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

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  11. Such contracting cards Liz, the first so striking and a perfect masculine card and the second so soft and delicate for a lady. Many thanks for sharing and joining our 'Soft Pastels' theme at Allsorts and 'Feminine' theme at penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  12. Two lovely cards Liz - the first is a great masculine card and I love the delicate flower on the second card.

    Kath x

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  13. Two great cards using the partial die cutting technique - one I've done in the past but had forgotten all about. So many techniques around it is difficult to remember them all!!

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  14. Two fabulous designs, and great techniques used! I had to try :)
    Love the classy look of both and the delicate feel of the feminine one is my favourite :D

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  15. Two fabulous cards for both a male and female recipient, great techniques too.
    Lorraine

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  16. Beautiful card designs and so glad you reminded me of that technique. You have done it perfectly.

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  17. Loving the partially die-cut gears and cogs for a great masculine card. This technique works beautifully with your design, and the flower card looks so pretty with that bloom popping out of the box!

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  18. Two wonderful cards Liz! Love the masculine cogs and then the total opposite - delicate feminine flower. Beautiful work!

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  19. Both are fabulous examples, I have to say I am drawn to the cogs. Great work Liz.
    Faith x

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  20. How very pretty cards. Love them both.
    Valerija xx

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  21. Both cards ar absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  22. Two fabulous cards you created Liz
    Pam x

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  23. Hi Liz,
    2 wonderful cards and such very super designs too.
    So very different from each other but both so lovely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Lovely cards Liz, the cogs look very striking and that pretty bloom is gorgeous x

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  25. Well done you on persevering and love both of your cards Liz x.

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  26. Hi Liz. Your first card counts with partial diecutting, stamping and heat embossing - YAY! Great job with diecutting. Love the classic black and white and always great to have a masculine card in your stash! Your flower card is beautiful with the soft pastel colours and the way the flower is outside the box border. Thanks for sharing both cards with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  27. Liz, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month, 2 wonderful designs, the first so dramatic and the second a lovely feminine card.

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  28. Two super cards Liz, they are both fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  29. Two beautiful and clever cards using this technique Liz and I love the masculine look of the black and white gears and then the prettily coloured feminine floral. x

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  30. Two great cards Liz, a technique I haven’t tried in ages...thank you for reminding me about it!
    Janice x

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  31. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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