DIY: A New Look at Partial Die Cutting

June 18, 2014

Middle of the Page Partial Die Cutting | Damask Love

When it’s all said and done, I will have spend at least 5 years of my life playing with fonts. Don’t lie. You’re the same way.

I will sit and search for fonts for hours. I’ve dreamt of fonts. I’ve got a problem. Clearly.

So obviously, I’m a little bit obsessed with all the handwritten, scripty sentiment dies that have come on the scene recently. I love this one, this one and I really love this one.

With my love of fonts and a little creativity, I came up with this simple technique for creating beautiful focal points on simple stationery. If you saw THIS, THIS or THIS post from the Damask Love archives you already know how to create partial die cuts – so today we’re taking that technique one step further with a quick, simple variation. Here’s how it’s done

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So with this simple variation on partial die cutting, you can transform those word dies into something special.

Middle of the Page Partial Die Cutting | Damask Love

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25 thoughts on “A New Look at Partial Die Cutting”

  1. So glad you are back, Amber and Congrats! You have been missed!! Very fun technique today. Thanks so much for all you share.

  2. Very sweet! And ooh, I am terrible with fonts…I must have a problem, too! lol I always think I like one, but then see another and say I like that better…then everything just starts going around in circles! lol Fun stuff, though! šŸ˜‰

  3. A nice way to get more out of your dies. Love the cards. Would make a great set for a friend. Thanks Amber and so glad to have you back.

  4. Oh how I have missed you! I thought maybe you were on another one of your extended vacations…maybe Italy this time? But your news was even better! Congratulations on the soon to be baby K-G!! And thanks for this wonderful die cutting tip for fonts…love it!

  5. Thanks so much for the video!!
    will sure try it too….now need to buy a die which has a kind of shape like that….it was already in my cart…already went to my dies..but the last letter just doesn’t have the end going out…I hope you know what I mean/talking about…

  6. OMG Are you kidding me with this!!??? You seriously are like a crafting genius. I don’t know what you call it but I love handwritten script fonts that begin and end off the page.

  7. Wow! I’m just loving how you glued one piece of paper to another piece of paper. But my real question, is HOW did you fold that paper and WHAT kind of glue exactly? (big jk) You really are so talented and I’m so honored I got to meet you in person at Alt!!

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