Partial Die Cutting Tutorial
I have had lots of fun with this technique. Gone are the days of manual cutting around the stamped images. This technique is fun and easy, and the result really makes your stamped images to pop.
Compared to some other techniques, there are some key supplies you will need to do this technique. First of all, you will need a die cutting machine, either a manual or electric one. I have Sizzix Big Shot and also Gemini Junior, and this technique works with both of them. It's really a matter of your budget and preference. The other thing you need is a coordinating set of dies and stamps. It's more costly to buy both, but I definitely think it's a great investment. You are never going to get a nice, crisp and even outline if you use scissors. Besides spending too much precious time on cutting around the image!
The trick with this technique is to remember which bit of the card you are going to cut off. This part then needs to be 'sandwiched' in between your plates. Once you have your sandwich done (cutting platform, bottom plate, card, die and a top plate), the pressure from the machine will only cut where the dies are between the plates. Anything else will stay intact.
The video below will guide you through the process step by step.
Supplies used: Newton's Nook - Dreams of Paris & Newton's Nook - Book Club