Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

Symmetrical Positive Negative Die Cutting

Stripes and rainbows are so popular in cardmaking right now and it’s super easy to make it “custom” with a few simple tricks! Our fabulous EH Design Ambassador Julie Ebersole is using the Rainbow Slider Die to create perfectly sized 1/4 x 4 1/4” strips for this colorful card!

Symmetrical Positive Negative Die Cutting


  • Make a DIY sticky mat by covering some chipboard with Press N Seal; it’s perfect for holding items in place to prevent them getting lost on your work surface or for applying liquid glues, etc.
  • Use typing paper as the base for your rainbow strips; it’s much easier to die cut through.
  • Tombow Mono-Multi Glue gives a little more “open” time so you can nudge things around as needed before it begins to set up.
  • The Heidi Swapp Magnetic Cutting Mat with Ruler is perfect for anchoring down your project so things don’t move around while you’re working!


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  • Reply hamnmule May 13, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Watching Julie Ebersole work always makes me happy and I have been in 2 minds about the rainbow slider die and now it’s confirmed I NEED it. LOL. x

  • Reply maureenkmorton May 14, 2020 at 5:56 am

    This design is spot-on, Julie. Terrific idea for cutting the stripes, too. Not a purple fan? Not sure we can be friends……ha! This brightened my day (as did your chuckles). Thanks tons.

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