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Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Clematis Edger

Unfortunately, this die is defective. The vendor refunded me the money for it and didn’t ask me to return it. There are a couple of places the die does not cut at all and a couple more that need the help of scissors to complete the design. The areas that don’t cut are extremely tiny, and I couldn’t really cut them with scissors or even an Exacto knife. Then I remembered my Coluzzle knife. Remember those? It has a tiny blade that swivels. I was able to save some of the die-cuts. They were not perfect; however, after adding glitter or embossing powder, you really can’t tell. (I plan to replace this die when I can find a good sale again.)

The Elizabeth Craft Design Silk Microfine Glitter is more subtle than the Advantus Extra Fine Glitter, but it stays put better. The Advantus glitter is very sparkly, but it never stops shedding.

1st CARD:
4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110-lb. cardstock (card base)
Bazzill dark blue 80-lb. cardstock (die-cut) (It looked black after heat embossing with clear embossing powder.)
Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Clematis Edger
Versamark Ink
Ranger Clear Superfine embossing powder
Judikins Mattekote cardstock & Kaleidacolor Riviera ink pad applied with a brayer (background)

Note: The Creative Expression Paper Cuts Edger Dies are designed to die-cut the vertical edge of the card front. However, many of them are too long to go through many die cutting machines sideways. My Cuttlebug has a 6-inch wide platform, and this die is over 6 inches long. I found a good video with a tip for getting around that problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3omK8FJ4WUE. I didn’t do that here, but I am definitely going to try it out.

TFL.
Daria


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Nora S   [Sep 05, 2020 at 10:00 PM]
Very Elegant! I love how it came out! TFS
stampwilly   [Sep 06, 2020 at 01:34 PM]
This is beautiful! I love this die with embossing powder. Very Happy
Conniecrafter   [Sep 08, 2020 at 10:24 AM]
I just love the gloss on that, gorgeous!! in the case where it is too big for my machine I just cut a card topper and glue that piece onto the front of my card instead of having to deal with an impression on the back of my card
Iring   [Sep 09, 2020 at 08:19 AM]
Beautiful ink blending and a beautiful die makes for a really pretty card. Yes! I still have my coluzzle blade and templates! Glad you could use yours.

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