Thursday, October 3, 2019

More Partial Die-Cutting...

Hi. I am back with another card using the partial die-cutting technique. This time around I used a word die to create a floating die-cut panel on the card. The original post and video are again by Jennifer Mcguire and you can check it out here.

I started with a panel of watercolour paper that I cut to fit the front of my A2 sized card. I used the watercolour paper by Little Birdie. I love this paper as it is a bright white and very thick and sturdy. The die is Simply Hello by Altenew. I placed the die on the white panel and die-cut it such that the top and bottom were still attached. I used my craft knife to carefully trimmed away the rest of the paper.

I took a grey card base and stamped the flower sprigs from the Beautiful Day stamp set with grey ink to add some texture to the background. I also die cut the Simply Hello die several times out of black cardstock and layered them together. The white panel was popped up with foam tape. I added the layered die-cuts under the 'hello' word, slightly offset to create a shadow and give stability to the word.

Here is a closer look at the panel.

The bloom is from The Japanese Mum stamp set by Altenew. This is my first stamp set from the build a flower series and I absolutely love it! I stamped and heat embossed the outline with silver embossing powder and coloured it with Camlin Artist Watercolors.  I stamped the leaves and berries from The Beautiful Day And Peony Bouquet stamp sets in grey and yellow and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I splattered some diluted yellow ink on the white panel and then arranged tye die-cuts over it. Here is a closer look.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

HLS October Watercolour Challenge:

Just Add Ink #477:



  1. This is very pretty Nandini! I love the effect of your partial die cutting and how your yellow and grey water coloured flower is so bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Such a stunning creation, Nandini. The floral arrangement is so wonderfully coloured and looks amazing with the partial die cut card front. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Just Add Ink this week. xOx Jackie

  3. beautiful - love how you did the sentiment
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner