Today I want to share a fun 3D technique that you can use whenever you craft with metal dies! I created this beautiful, dimensional (yet simple!) DIY Mother’s Day card using this trick.
Supplies needed to make this DIY Mother’s Day card:
- Darice Oblong Doily Frame Die Cuts
- Darice Daisy Die Cut
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz® Kraft Core™ Nostalgic Collection Cardstock Pack
- Core’dinations Neutral Color Blank Cards and Envelopes
- Mini Kraft Tag
- Adhesive Pearls
- Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
- Sand-it Gadget
- Thin Cardboard (cereal box thickness)
- Die Cutting Machine
The first thing I did was die cut all of my shapes from the Kraft Core cardstock colors that I chose (lime green, aqua, cream and brown.) Make sure that when you cut your dies, you place the kraft core cardstock colored side down.
For the oval frame, you will just cut one shape out of cream Kraft Core. I wanted to show you the detail of this beautiful die- it also embosses!
You will notice that the outer ring and the center of the oval frame are separate pieces. You can choose to add a different color to the center of the frame if you wish. Lots of options here, with just one die!
Then, using a piece of thin cardboard (a discarded cereal box will work great!) cut all of your dies again. I cut two of the flower, and one of the oval frame.
This photo will show you the thickness of the cardboard I used:
Beginning with the flower, add adhesive to one of the cut cardboard pieces. Add the green flower to the top of the cardboard flower.
Repeat this technique for the outer ring of the oval frame. I did not add cardboard to the center part of the oval frame. I wanted the outer frame to have the dimension.
Trim a section of brown Kraft Core to fit the top of a kraft A2 card base with a little bit of a kraft border showing.
Make sure you insert the colored side of the Kraft Core into your embossing folder facing upward.
Position oval frame in the center of the card. Adhere outer ring of frame.