Over the last few weeks I have had several emails asking me about die cutting
The problem seems to be with the more intricate dies that are on the market and they can be from any company that make dies
Most people want to know how to get their card out of the die without tearing it in the process and wasting your precious supplies
And what better way to explain some of my tips than to make .... a video!!
So this morning my "Film Crew" went back up his ladder with his camera to film what I wanted to share with you about die cutting
The card I use most of the time is the Hammered White from the Papermill Direct and it is really good quality 255 gsm card and ideal for your card base.
It is a UK company ... which is great if you are in the UK but if you live abroad then you will need to check if they will ship to your country
It is the one I use in the tutorial and on Create and Craft TV and it cuts really well in the Grand Calibur.
The die used is Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops and the wax paper is a Cornflakes packet !!
The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with the addition of Glitter Magic to add the sparkle
The organza ribbon is from MeiFlower and it is tied in a double bow using a bow maker
Give these tips a try if you are having problems with any of your dies but whether you use wax paper or not then turning the die and shimming only the areas that won't cut are sure to work for you.
More tomorrow ...