Combine Die Cuts with Texture – Paperclipping 219

paperclipping 219

Want some ideas for your die cuts — both manual and electronic?

Try using negative space from your cuts as a place to add texture and dimension.

Eleven Textures to use with your Die Cuts

Here are some textures to experiment with…

  1. glitter
  2. fabric
  3. a cluster of brads
  4. a cluster of buttons
  5. heat emboss
  6. Distress Emboss
  7. dry embossed paper
  8. glossy paper
  9. metallic paper
  10. textured homemade papers
  11. flocking

Raggedy Ann and Other Toys (closeup)

What other textures can you come up with?

Shine On,

P.S.> Want some scrapbook ideas for cuts that look great with texture and ways them on a layout? Today we released a video tutorial where I put together three different scrapbook pages with different types of die cuts and textures.

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More Dance (closeup)

For access to the process video for these layouts, click here.

  • LisaDV

    I loved today’s episode. The die cut idea with the buttons behind was one that I had not even contemplated. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sorken

    12. Chrystal glaze, Glossy accent! etc

    Yesterday I bought some tiny, tiny, tiny pearls that I’m trying out. I put some on two small hearts that I punched out out of scraps of patterned paper.

    I like to cut out several pieces of the same shape and then glue them together. They become thick (as thick as you want them) and sturdy and make a nice sound when you tap on them (I’m weird…;-) ).

    Now I shall watch the video!

  • Sorken

    There’s a C missing in the video list in the title of video 218. :-o I liked today’s video. Gave me some new ideas.

  • Bebelyn A. Panerio


  • beb

    yeah its so brilliant..

  • Just watching this episode now – thanks for the creative ideas! I like the idea of layering to make embellishments more interesting!

    Related questions regarding die cuts… was wondering if you like your electronic die-cutting machine more than your manual one? Or do you use them for different purposes? Wondering what your thoughts are on those machines! Thanks!