Welcome back to the MFT Academy! Melody is your Guest Professor today and she’ll be sharing some fun tips and tricks using our Die-namics dies with an assortment of cutting materials.
I love My Favorite Things Die-namics, in fact, it’s hard to remember how I ever made projects without them. Today, I’ll show you a number of different things you can cut with your Die-namics other than card stock.
I use a Big Shot to do all my die-cutting, using the standard recommended stack. You can find recommended cutting stacks for assorted die-cutting machines at the bottom of THIS page.
When using alternate cutting materials, you can modify your sandwich stack to help increase the pressure placed on the die. This will ensure the very cleanest cuts. Add a sheet of paper or the Metal Adaptor Plate to your sandwich stack as a shim. Running the sandwich stack through the machine twice is also advisable. The pressure will vary from machine to machine, so you will need to experiment to see what works the best for you and your die-cutter.
- Paint the camera with black paint and allow to dry.
- Add a second coat of paint using black glitter paint.
- Cut the middle circle once more from card stock, stamp the sentiment and adhere the card stock to the chipboard.
- Paint the smallest circle with black paint, allow to dry. Add a coat of black glossy accents.
- Adhere the three circles together using dimensional adhesive.
- Embellish with rhinestones.
- Behind the Camera Die-namics
- Behind the Camera Sentiments
- Black Licorice Ink
- Sno Cone Card Stock
- Black Paint
- Glitter Paint
- Rhinestone circle embellishment
- Dimensional adhesive
- Keys and Locks Die-namics
- Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics
- Lovey-Dovey Sentiments
- Lisa Johnson Designs Distressed Diamonds
- Hemp Cord
- MFT Card Stock in Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, Kraft, Whip Cream
- MFT Ink in Black Licorice, Wild Cherry
- Glue or Embossing Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder
- Sewing Machine
Leave the paper backing on until after die-cutting. Since fabric is generally thinner than card stock, you will want to add an extra sheet of card stock or a piece of light weight chipboard to increase the pressure between your Die-namics and your cutting material.
Use fabric in place of patterned paper in your card-making. The red gingham fabric was cut with the largest Rectangle STAX. The Heat n Bond adhesive backing can also be used to affix your fabric layers. In this example, using an iron on low heat, the red gingham fabric was adhered to a layer of white card stock. This ensures that the fabric is smoothly adhered to the card stock.
Burlap adds rustic charm, along with lots of texture and dimension. The iron-on adhesive is highly recommended when working with burlap, as it really helps reduce fraying.
Layer assorted cutting materials to fill your projects with depth and texture. The base of this tag was cut from Kraft card stock, and then covered with burlap. The Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose has been cut from felt.
I hope you are now filled with lots of new ideas for ways to use your Die-namics. The next time you are ready to throw out that cardboard box or packaging, give it a second look! During your next visit to the craft store, look outside the scrapbooking section to see what else you can add to your paper crafting projects.