A4 Pictures made in the Die-Cutting Machine
A4 pictures in a painted wooden frame with patterned card, die-cut in the die-cutting machine and a glitter paper background. One picture design is embossed and decorated further with embossing powder.
How to do it
Measure and draw a guide line with a pencil on a sheet of paper. Place the letters (dies) mirrored and back to front. Make one word at a time in case a letter is needed for die-cutting more than once. Alternatively purchase two sets of letters for die-cutting. Save the small die-cut-outs from the letters O, R, D and W.
Place the thick cutting mat (i.e. the platform) first. Then the paper with the letters and a piece of patterned card with your chosen pattern facing downward and finally the pad (i.e. the cutting mat).
Trim card and glitter paper to the same size as the backing of the frame. Glue the parts together; the wooden backing panel, glitter paper and finally the patterned card with the cut-out text. Glue on the small parts that fell off when die-cutting.
Place a piece of A6 card in the embossing folder and run it through the machine, with the adapter placed on top.
Gently dab embossing glue onto the design. You may use a brush.
Quickly sprinkle embossing powder onto the wet glue and shake off the excess powder or use a small brush.
Use a heat gun and melt the powder. Cut a frame from the patterned card, approx. 1 cm larger (all round) than the piece of card with the embossed design.
Finally paint the frames with craft paint and fit the pictures in the frames.