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Pop Your Die Cut

Hi All,

I recently saw a card by Jill Foster where she used white die cuts in combination with colored ones (see her card HERE). I thought it was a great way to make your die cuts stand out. I actually adhered mine together. Here is a close-up:

Pop Your Die Cut

I used the Cottage Stems die set by Simon Says Stamp, part of their new Stamptember release, but you could use any intricate die you have in your stash. You can also see that I clear-embossed the background on white cardstock – a great way to add texture without distraction.

Enjoy the video!



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Copic sketch markers used: yellow flower (Y11, Y15, Y17, E13); purple flowers (BV02, BV04, BV08); stems and leaves (G07, G14)

Birthday Circle Die
Birthday Circle Die
Finished Frames
Finished Frames
Diagonal Stripes
Diagonal Stripes
Lila's Heart
Lila’s Heart
Doodle Twine, Black Beetle
Black Beetle Twine
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Precision Plate
Precision Plate
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 7:22 am


    Yes, this card is a little different and I really like it. There’s almost an oriental feel about the card to me for some reason. I wonder if anyone else found it that way. I’ve never thought of using the same die in white underneath to give dimension. But, it’s definitely a technique worth trying. I also liked the diagonal background stamp white heat embossed. It was so subtle and yet so very effective. Thanks for sharing this one with us!

  2. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 2:11 pm


    I love this card. I have many dies that would work for this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  3. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Carol Mac

    That’s a really neat technique Darlene. BTW…SU has the 2-way glue pens on the clearance rack again….just sayin! ?

  4. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 4:17 pm


    Love this. In my “favorites” file

  5. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 5:30 pm


    Love this card!

  6. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Hannah Means

    Wow, that is one beautiful card! You inspire me to go try to make one similar!

  7. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Laura Norris

    This is such a pretty card! The die cut does pop nicely with the white one behind it, and the shine on the background stripes adds a nice elegant touch. Beautiful!!

  8. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 9:41 pm


    Beautiful technique!

  9. wrote on September 14th, 2016 at 10:00 pm


    I really like this card – the colors just pop!

  10. wrote on September 15th, 2016 at 1:02 am


    Beautiful effect. In regards to your precision base plate, Sizzix says not to use it for framelits but maybe yours is different? Just thought I’d give you a heads up just in case.
    Hopefully this link works.


    • wrote on September 18th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Wow, that was a very informative video Amelia! I’m going to try and rotate my cutting around the plates, whether I use the base plate or not. Thank you!

  11. wrote on September 15th, 2016 at 4:09 pm


    I love this card! So simple, yet so dramatic. The offset placement of the focal panel is intriguing. I don’t think I’ve ever had that much space on 2 sides of a panel in any card I’ve made! As far as the precision base plate, I’ve also heard you’re only supposed to use it for detailed (intricate) dies. I googled it, and read this short post on the topic: http://www.stampinsmiles.com/2015/09/what-not-to-do-with-your-precision-base-plate.html. Apparently, if you use it on more “open” dies, it can warp the dies themselves. Just don’t want you to ruin your dies! I think it may have been OK for this particular die, but I wouldn’t swear to it. Anyway, just fyi. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work, Darlene! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  12. wrote on September 17th, 2016 at 5:39 pm


    So pretty and unique! Will give this technique a try! Julie

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