Stretching Your Dies II // Hero Arts

Awhile back, I shared a card on the Hero Arts blog showing how to use a die in a fun way, and today I'm here with a video to better explain that. If you'd like to see even another unusual use of this die, check out THIS post.
The die I used is the Paper Layering Ornament die - the die itself only cuts out half of the image, leaving you with some fun layers to peel back for some nice dimension. However, I wanted to get the entire ornament cut, so I did some sneaky "masking" to achieve that look.

I ran the die through once on the kraft paper, then for the other half, I flipped my cardstock over, and placed the die right next to the previous die cut, but not right on top of it, otherwise just the overall shape (and not delicate lines)

Here's that video - hopefully it helps!

I hope you enjoyed the video and card!
Thanks so much for stopping in!


Cardstock: Hero Arts Kraft and Sea Mix layering papers, Michaels,
Stamps: Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints and Kelly's Fa La La La La
Ink: Versamark
Other: ribbon and sequins (stash), Hero Arts Neutral Mixed Accents and white embossing powder, clear acetate envelope

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Paper Layering Ornament die


  1. Thank you for this idea. It's probably way too advanced for me, but I see SO many possibilities. It's an amazing effect.

  2. Clare, this shaker card is so festive! Thank You for the video.


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