Use negative die cuts in cards

Hello People,
For today I have a technique video for you all where I show you how to use negative die cuts in your cards. Today’s card is also inspiration for our monthly challenge which is Use Red, Green or White.

monthly challenge

So do participate have some fun and as always get a chance to win some goodies.

Coming back to my tutorial for those of you who don’t know die cutting, is where we cut our papers using some metal dies. So gone are the days when we used to cut everything by hand now we have machines and products that do that for us making our lives so easy. Now that you know what is die cutting, let me elaborate on what is Negative die cuts.

Same as any positive and negative part whenever you will cut a design out of paper you will have 2 things –

  1. the actual design
  2. the remaining part from which the design was cut or rather the negative of the design.

So in my last tutorial I showed you how to use the part 1 i.e the actual die-cut and in today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how to use the part 2 i.e the negative part of the die-cut. Those ways you can still use both the parts and have zero wastage and make completely different looking cards using essentially the same thing.

So let’s get in to the video tutorial of how to use negative die cuts –

Supplies used in this tutorial –

CrafTangles Reactive Foils
CrafTangles sticky back
CrafTangles Dual Textured White Cardstock
Double-sided foam tapes
Craft Knife
Tonic Glass media Mat
Die cutting machine
(Similar to one I own Cuttlebug is no longer being manufactured)
Non stick Scissors
Heat Tool
CrafTangles Midnight Black 250 gsm cardstock
CrafTangles Geometric Bursts Stencil
CrafTangles Texture Paste
Ranger White embossing powder
CrafTangles From All of Us Stamp
Powder Tool for Embossing
Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
Acrylic Blocks
Versamark embossing ink pad
Embossing powders

Some closeups of the cards –

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The earlier tutorial where I used the positive die cuts –

So that was the tutorial for today hope you guys enjoyed and are excited to try and make some foiled cards.

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I will join you in my next post till then take care and Happy Crafting.


Khyati Kothari

An artist who loves to dabble with Paper, Paints and textures. The resident dreamer at CrafTangles and HNDMD.

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