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Simple Double Die-Cut Technique – Under the Sea!

Have you ever tried ‘Double Die-Cutting’? This is a great way to get more from your dies and today Therese has a fun example or two for you!


Hi it’s Therese and I’ve been playing with the wonderful new Never Ending Fringe Die Set…. but I wanted to create ‘wavy’ waves. So what better way to achieve this than by using the Waves Dies as well. So it was time to Double Die-Cut!

Step 1 – I started by creating my own coloured cardstock using some Catherine Pooler Inks and the Altenew Ink Blending Tool.

Step 2 – Add texture by splattering clean water droplets onto the coloured panels and dabbing these with paper towel.

Step 3 – Die cut each section with the Waves Die.

Step 4 – Next, die cut each panel with Never Ending Fringe Die (I used the middle sized fringe).

PRO TIP – When you are choosing dies to Double Die-Cut choose which die cut will work better to cut first. For example today it was best to create the ‘wave’ look before cutting the fringe. You could also do a practice run on some scrap cardstock to ensure that it will work as you planned.

Step 5 – Stamp and color the squid from Just Squidding and die cut with the co-ordinating Just Squidding Dies.

Step 6 – Prepare the sentiments. White heat emboss the sentiment from Just Squidding on some black cardstock. Next create some ombre cardstock with Copics and die cut the word HUG with the Tall N Skinny Alpha Die Set.

Step 7 – Assemble the card and add a border frame created by using the Essential Rectangles Die Set.

And what to do with the ‘left over’ fringe waves??? Why, create a second card of course….

This time I added a Porthole to frame my scene.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Double Die-Cut technique today and are inspired to give it a try!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Angie Littlewood March 5, 2021 at 6:07 am

    I’m not sure where I left my last comment, but this one is the same. That second card is just tooo much fun. It brought a smile to my face this morning. Thank you for a great start to my day.

    • Reply lostinpaper March 5, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      Sooo happy that you liked it Angie, it really is a fun stamp set!

  • Reply Lynn Hill March 5, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Hey Therese! I really like the card with the porthole. I have the Ellen Essentials Mirror Mirror die and I think it is the same die with a few pieces added to it (I think that one has been discontinued). Anyway, I bought the die with something particular in mind but when I got it I never could figure out what to do with it. I had it in my “get rid of” pile just yesterday but I think I will keep it and see what I can do with an ocean theme as well! As always, thanks for the inspiration and the joyful cards too!

    • Reply lostinpaper March 5, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      How wonderful, new life to an old product Lynn. I was also thinking that I could have used the new Essential Circles for Stitching, they would have worked perfectly too!

  • Reply Scraporcraft March 5, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I’m really liking this set. It’s so funny! I like the water effect and the window idea. Great idea shares!

    • Reply lostinpaper March 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      Glad to hear that you liked them!

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