AECP – Easy die cutting techniques

I’m home! After one month away in Madrid at my in-laws, its soooo good to be home, even though it’s still hot and humid here and I’m being bitten to death by mosquitoes… but its so nice to hang out with my friends at the lake again, and have all my crafting tools around me!

embossed die cu

I decided before summer that I was going to finish my Altenew Educator Certification program during summer, so I have 30 days to finish it, its not going to be easy as we have friends coming over in August and I’m away most September, but I do love a challenge! I also intend to go back on my detox diet & get regular exercise, so i’m kick starting my New Year resolutions after a little lapse.

embossed die main

As I missed my die-cutting machine while I was away, my first card I made back home uses afew of the die-cutting techniques as shown by Yana Smakula during the Altenew Academy Easy Die cutting Techniques course.  I’m not much of a die cutter, preferring one layer cards, so I learnt so much during this course; like embossing with a die!

On my card, you’ll see that I first embossed the white card stock with Altenew Spring Shower Cover die, before I added the Floral Shadow die which I had stamped with Altenew inks, using the matching stamps. I don’t have an embossin gmat so I just folded a a thin foam mat I have & experimented. It worked out well the first time so I will certainly use this method more often! The sentiment comes from the same set and was stamped with Versafine black ink. This card was also sooo easy to make and it took me less than 10 minutes to make it!

embossed die

Well I hope you liked my card and that you’ll be cheering me on as I try to finish the required courses before the end of August! Have a great week everyone and see you back here tomorrow. Hugs,


I’m sharing this over at:

Just us girls.pngJust Us Girls – Photo week

Inkspirational Photo ChallengeInkspirational – Took me only 5mins 20sec to make the card once I knew what I wanted to do, but figuring out the best design took me an hour and various different attempts which I threw in the bin! LoL!

just add inkJust Add Ink – My twist is the die I used for embossing instead of diecutting

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes


9 thoughts on “AECP – Easy die cutting techniques

  1. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink. Your twist to emboss with a die is a fun one that added lots of texture to your card. The colours & placement of your other elements is very balanced & too. Very pretty card.

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  2. I like the twist you have used on your card – makes the dies so much more versatile and creates connection between the background and images. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  3. Great twist Gwendolyn, it’s such a lovely effect and makes our supplies so much more versatile. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  4. Thanks for joining the Just Add Ink – Add A Twist challenge Gwendolyn! It’s always fun to look at things in a different way and I love that you’ve used a cutting die for an embossed finish. Kelly x

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  5. Great to see you at Ink and so pleased you had a good break. This card has such lovely texture and I like the design….one hour to think of the design is good, for me it can take days! Lovely fresh colours too. Hope to see you here again x

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  6. Such a pretty card for only ten minutes! Love the embossed underlay and the pretty florals! Great job and welcome home! Thanks for being with us at Just Us Girls for Photo Week!

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