Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip, Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.
Today’s tip is about creating self adhesive die cuts. Some die cut images are so detailed that adhering them to a project can be a bit difficult. By making your intricate die cuts self adhesive, you will save a lot of time and the frustration of getting liquid glue everywhere but on the die cut.
You will need: card stock, double sided tape/adhesive sheet, bone folder, die, die cutting machine.
Cut a piece of card stock just a wee bit larger than the die. Cover the back of the card stock with double sided tape or adhesive sheet. When using double sided tape, take care to not overlap the edges of the tape. Just butt them up against each other. This makes peeling the backing off much easier. Once the adhesive is applied, use the bone folder to rub the backing ensuring good adhesion. ∗Please note: for this example, I am using double sided tape as I am out of adhesive sheets but this works just fine.
Place the die on the top side of the card stock and run through the die cutting machine. When you are ready to use the die cut shape, carefully peel off the backing and your die cut is ready to use.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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The Country Touch