Altenew Educator Certification Program – Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Hey friends!

I’m back with another project created for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Hooray! This time, I’m featuring techniques from the Altenew Academy course ‘Easy Die Cutting Techniques.’ This one is taught by Yana Smakula and I have to admit – I think she’s my favorite instructor so far. There’s just something so magical about Yana. 🙂

As the title suggest, this course is all about neat ways to get the most out of your dies. I don’t think I have ever tried this technique, so I wanted to give it a go. I stamped my butterfly images from Bejeweled directly on to my card base using black ink. I chose not to color them because I thought it made the images stand out and really pop to be left plain black and white.

Next, I did some ink blending on another piece of cardstock. I used Seedless preserves, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar for this combination. I laid my blended panel on top of my card base to get an idea of where the dies should be cut and then ran them through my Cuttlebug.

I popped my blended panel up on foam for some fun dimension. I really like the way the added dimension gives more interest to the butterflies and really accents the card nicely. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and popped that up on foam as well. I tied some soft pink twine around the bottom and added some pretty clear sequins for a bit of shimmer.

This is definitely not a technique I would normally use, so I’m thrilled to have found it through the course work. Now I have another skill to add to my crafty tool belt. Hooray!

Hugs and love to you all,


2 thoughts on “Altenew Educator Certification Program – Easy Die Cutting Techniques

  1. Virginia Lu says:

    Super FABULOUS, Jess!! Love the placement of the butterfly with the die cutting! The visual interest and effect are awesome! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s