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Video Series: One Die, Four Ways – Card #1

One Die Four Ways

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I announced this new video series a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully you’ve had enough time to order the die if you plan to play along. You can still purchase from Simon Says Stamp and get $5 off your order when you use code darlene at checkout.

I’ll be here each Friday to show you a new and different way to use this die. For the first card, I am doing an inlay with some masking so that I can color and emboss part of the die:

One Die Four Ways

I was inspired by a card made by Julie Ebersole, where she used Inchie Art Squares. I thought I would try creating my own canvas by stacking two pieces of cardstock together. It worked!

I peeled away the masked parts one-by-one to make them all different. Here is a close-up:

One Die Four Ways

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Die cut panel 4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.2 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Wandering Vine
Wandering Vine
Mama Elephant Tree Friends
Mama Elephant Tree Friends
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
EH|SSS
Distress Oxide - Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide – Spiced Marmalade
EH|SSS
Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber
EH|SSS
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
EH|SSS
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Linen Thread
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Masking Tape Roll
Masking Tape Roll
EH|SSS
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
EH|SSS
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Connie

    Darlene, I must admit that I didn’t really like the die initially But, I had faith you’d design some brilliant cards with it, so I ordered one anyway. I wasn’t disappointed tonight because I just love your first design and can hardly wait to try to replicate it. My new Distress Oxide inks have also arrived. But, I’ve been waiting to use them until something special came along. This is it!

    • wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 8:23 am

      ben9903

      I agree with Connie. I thought that die had too much going on with it, but you’ve knocked another one out of the park! This is actually one of my favorite cards you’ve made. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Sarah

    what a fun technique to try! thanks for sharing!

  3. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    okiedee

    I bought the die, loved your tutorial, but I do not have the Oxide ink. I only have distress inks, will they work for the embossing?
    Nice video Darlene!

    • wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Dee. Actually, they will. You won’t get quite as much time to emboss as Oxide, but it will emboss! You could also use any kind of pigment ink.

      • wrote on March 11th, 2017 at 4:55 pm

        okiedee

        Thanks a bunch for the info!

  4. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Carol Mac

    I like this die too…but is is still out of stock at SSS! So frustrating but that’s ok, I will save this to my favorites! Thanks for a new technique! ?

    • wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      So sorry Carol! It was back in stock last week, so I guess they didn’t get enough of it. I just emailed to see when it will be back in stock.

      • wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Darlene DeVries

        They say next week!

        • wrote on March 12th, 2017 at 6:41 pm

          Carol Mac

          ok thanks, I will try this when I get the die!

  5. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I don’t have a die cutter just yet but someone is giving me a die cutter that they can’t use because of arthritic hands. This is a hand crank one. I’m just assuming that all dies will work in all die cutters? I don’t know anything about them but I am so excited to be getting one that someone doesn’t want. She makes cards and asked me if I had a die cutter. I said I couldn’t afford the newer ones and when I got one that wasn’t what she has, something would happen to it and who would fix it, plus I was worried about storage. Can you believe they are going to pay for shipping and I am getting it for free? It’s someone that I talk to sometimes on-line and she’s a Christian. She said she wanted to give it a good home to someone who will use it and doesn’t have one. It’s from HSN.
    I like this die very much and I like what you did with your card. I see it also has my favorite color, yellow in it and that makes me smile. I’d like to try to get this one to use with my new machine. I’ll have to see how much it is. Now I can finally do all the things I see people do with their cards and die cutters. Yeah! I will watch the video too!

    • wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Barb M.

      Wow! so sweet of that lady to do this for you! You are going to love it. I have had my Sizzix for 7 years and use it all the time. Have fun!

  6. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    calex89

    Wow, Darlene! I really could not imagine how you could use one die in four ways, so I didn’t get it. Now I regret my decision so much! This is really smart, and I never would have thought of it! I guess, for now, I’ll have to think of ways to do something similar with my current dies. Thanks!

  7. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Barb M.

    I love this!!! I looked at the die at SSS an thought I really didn’t like it that much so did not purchase it. Well, Wrong again!! I will be getting it in the future and can’t wait to see your other 3 techniques! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  8. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Andrea

    When I saw you were going to apply the Tumbled Glass ink to the background–after removing the masking from the squares–I kind of gasped inwardly! Then I realized, the embossing would resist the ink–duh! LOL Love the Oxide colors you used to do the blending especially. (I just ordered some from Scrapbook.com. I was hesitant at first, but when a couple of the colors I wanted sold out within a short time of my looking at them, well…!) Great design, and I totally agree with your bow placement. When you first stuck it down low, I just thought, “uh, not quite.” Much better up high, and thank you for sharing your thought process! Lovely card! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  9. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    ShirleyM

    lovely card Darlene! I think I just moved ‘off the fence’ re the Distress Oxide inks!!! ?

  10. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    Thank you, Barb M. I know I am going to have fun with it but I know nothing at all about die cutters except that I like what they do. I hope someone can help me if I need help with it. I hope I use mine all the time too.

  11. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    stampinspicer

    Love how you did this!! Thank you!

  12. wrote on March 10th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    jennyjo88

    Where do you come up with these brilliant ideas?! I had wanted to follow along, but they were out of stock. 🙁 So I will save all these in My Favorites! Of course, I pretty much save all your videos in My Favorites. Lol!

  13. wrote on March 11th, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Cheryl

    Wow! What a great technique! I don’t know how you always come up with these great cards.

  14. wrote on March 11th, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Glenismaree

    I am so excited as I spent this afternoon making my first Wandering Vine card front and it has turned out so gorgeous. I did not have Distress Oxide Inks so I used Stampin” Up inks (water based dye inks) and because that ink dries so fast I just used VersaMark Ink and clear embossing powder. For those who don’t have the Oxide Inks this worked perfectly. I”m on a roll!!!! Thanks so much Darlene as I have got my mojo back. Can’t wait to see how on earth you are going to beat this card. xx

  15. wrote on March 11th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    stampyKat

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Especially because I tried to figure out how you did it before I watched the video and then I was completely WRONG! I’ve never used the “double card base” or “masking tape” techniques before. SOOO much good info in this one! Can’t wait to start playing with my Oxide Inks!

  16. wrote on March 12th, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    ohiosnowflake

    I love how you used this die! Such a pretty card! I have used a masking-tape technique before, and before I put the masking tape on my card stock, I taped it on my jeans and pulled it up a time or two. The masking tape still stuck well to my card stock, but it was very easy to remove from the card stock. I must admit, I have never used a piece of masking tape that wide. Have you ever tried sticking the tape to your clothing first, Darlene?

  17. wrote on March 22nd, 2017 at 1:08 am

    catcards004

    Wow! I love everything about this card. Gorgeous!

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