Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PTI Make it Monday #56: Die Cutting Partial Images

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This was tricky and I had to improvise. But I'm definitely putting the foam and other materials on my to-get-list!
To see the very fascinating video on partial cutting with PTI dies see here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/03/make-it-monday-56-die-cutting-partial-images.html

Here's my card entry:

My short-cut to partially cut out the central image was to make vertical cuts along the card stock to the edge of the stamped circle. I did this on all four sides. I then placed my circle die inside with the part I didn't want cut on the outside. Like this:
The background paper was made by stamping the little butterfly from the Papertrey Ink (PTI) Round & Round anniversary set with embossing ink and then clear embossing it. I shaded over it with Tumbled Glass and Broken China (Tim Holtz). The edges of the central image panel was also shaded a bit.
The central image was stamped with Peeled Paint (TH). There was a little ink left over from a previous stamping session and that blended in on the butterfly. Quite nice I think. I love these little 'accidents' that work out great.
Because the cutting of the vertical strips had to go to the edge of the circle, and the circle die doesn't cut into the same area I had tiny little slits cut into the edge of the circle. I hid it with some Liquid Pearls and then to balance it out added a couple of other accents with it.
I'm starting to LOVE PTI's video and challenges since it's pushing my creativity further. Can't WAIT to get my new set (it's on its way over the waters).

I'm also entering this card in:
 PPP-MIM linky party
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-100th-challenge-celebration.html (Congrats to you!)


  1. Hi Riette! This is really beautiful and elegant :) Great video aswell! Saw this over at Make it Monday and saw your lovely comments on my blog aswell - thanks! :)

  2. Such an elegant card. Loving all the butterflies.

  3. Very pretty butterflies, great color, and an interesting way to cut the die image. Lovely card!

  4. This is so pretty!! I love everything about this card! Saw this on MIM!

    Many Blessings,

  5. VERY pretty...love all those butterflies! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  6. Great way to cut out the shape. The finishing touches of glossy accents on your butterfly and liquid pearls look great.

  7. Your take on the technique is the first way I learned to do partial die cuts. It turned out beautifully! Great job.

  8. Very pretty card. Nice way to do the MIM challenge!

  9. Very Cute Card thank you for sharing on MIM.

  10. This is wonderful, just love it! Thanks for linking up with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Hope to see you back again soon!

  11. Gorgeous card, love your pretty colours, thanks for joining us at craft your passion, hugs, Sarah x

  12. gorgeous and elegant card!
    ♥ Good luck in MIM


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