I found some much needed die cutting inspiration!
Do you find yourself falling into the same old routines with die cutting? Stamp, die cut, repeat. I am excited to say I found some much needed inspiration in the Altenew Online Workshop Easy Die Cutting Techniques!
The class is full of fresh ideas on how to get more out of your dies. I was inspired by the class to use my die cut foiled sentiments as faux charms on a tag! I am so happy with how these tags came out.
First, I used mica spray stains to create a shimmery, colorful background. Once dry, I die cut the background into two tags using a die from my stash. Then I ran the tags through my embossing machine using the Spellbinders Forevergreen embossing folder.
Next, I used the gorgeous Altenew Holiday Greetings Hot Foil Plate Set to hot foil two greetings on white cardstock. To cut out the sentiments, I used the coordinating Altenew Holiday Greetings Die Set.
Here’s where I really felt inspired. Instead of glueing the sentiment to the tag, I decided to glue a small rectangle of cardstock (that was hole punched) to the back of the sentiment. Now I had a sentiment charm to attach to my tag!
To finish, I used some pretty twine to tie everything together!
Lightly mist the back of your tag, or rub it with a baby wipe, before you run your embossing folder through your die cutting machine. A little bit of moisture on the back of the paper will help the fibers of the paper stretch and reduce any chance of your paper cracking.
Want to see how I made these bonus tags? Check out my video tutorial below and learn how!
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