It’s that time of the year again when we get to share our love with the people we adore. And when it comes to sharing, then gifts come into the picture. Creating a handmade valentine card can be a simple but well-thought idea that anyone would love to receive.
However, how do you make that card stand out? Well, one of the best ways to do this is by using die cuts. Suppose you would like to know more about creating your next valentine’s card using a die-cut; this article is for you. We will provide a step-by-step tutorial to help you get that perfect gift for your loved one, whether spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or relative.
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The benefits of using die cuts
Primarily, die cuts allow you to cut the card into a specific or unique design and patterns. Achieving this design with your usual ruler may not be possible. Other benefits you will get include:
- You can create designs used to make 3D images
- Adds creativity and fun to your cards
- It assists in creating well-cut letters in different fonts
- You can use them repeatedly to make various cuts
What are the steps to use when making the card?
1. Buy the die cuts from a reputable store
Let’s be honest. Cutting steel dies for objects, shapes, characters and many more can be exhausting. Therefore, instead of cutting the shapes, you can purchase from a reliable supplier who will do it at an affordable price, depending on how easy or complex the design you want is.
Apart from saving you time, you will be able to buy something that stands out and one made by experienced designers and crafters.
2. Select an appealing base card
The base card is the foundation of your handmade valentine’s card. It can be any colour of your choice, such as red, black, or even white. Ensure that the paper you choose is durable, foldable, and will match with all the other elements you need to add.
3. Buy a die cutting machine
Die-cutting machines help cut the papers into the die cut’s shape and design. You can get the digital or manual option depending on what’s favourable to you. Use the manual to create quality crafts since you don’t want to waste many papers.
4. Attach the die cuts to your base card
The next step is to attach the die cuts with the base card using tape. Please note that you can add as many layers to make the card look fun and turn the images into 3D. Another good tip when attaching the tape is to ensure that it’s not visible. If you want it to be visible, choose a colour that compliments the rest of the design.
Creating your handmade valentines card is as easy as that. How beautiful your card is will depend on your level of creativity. Also, you have to ensure that you have the right equipment with you for quality purposes.