This week I would like to highlight a product that I believe makes paper crafting a lot easier. The versatile and cost effective DieCut ‘N Bond comes in a 25m x 120mm roll and is a paper thin adhesive sheet, perfect for creating flexible and beautiful embellishments, when used with your favourite cutting dies. The DieCut ‘N Bond saves time and allows you to adhere intricate die cut shapes to your project, without the use of messy glue.
For our project, I combined Diecut ‘N Bond with GoPress Heat Activated Foil (Rose Gold), to create an embellishment for one of the scrapbooking pages in our Lockdown Diary. The following steps were used to create this unique embellishment:
*Cut 2 pieces of DieCut ‘N Bond (slightly bigger than the die) and stick one piece to the front, and one piece to the back of a piece of smooth white cardstock.
*Remove the backing from one side of the DieCut ‘N Bond and gently lay a piece of Heat Activated Foil over the top of it. Use a brayer (if you don’t have one, a piece of roller towel will do) to make sure the foil is properly adhered to the cardstock, and that all the bubbles have been removed. While you are rubbing the foil, you will notice that as the foil sticks to the DieCut ‘N Bond, a thin sheet of plastic becomes detached from it. Gently pull this sheet of plastic off and discard it.
*Place your chosen die onto the foiled cardstock and run it through your Die Cutting Machine (GoCut & Emboss, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Silhouette etc.)
*Carefully remove your die-cut from the die, peel the backing off of the DieCut ‘N Bond (the piece you stuck on the back of the cardstock) and adhere your unique embellishment to your project!
That’s all for today – I hope you learnt something new! Please post your completed projects, using unique embellishments you have created with DieCut ‘N Bond & Heat Activated Foil, on our Facebook page for us to admire and to inspire other crafters.
Take care, stay safe and happy crafting!
Much love, Karen xxx