Die Cut Card Duo

by Becky Roberts

Use positive and negative die cuts to create a set of matching cards.


  • Stamps with coordinating dies (Concord & 9th Big Thanks Stamp Set and Dies used here)
  • Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark used here)
  • Cardstock (Concord & 9th White, Black, Poppy, Sorbet, Grapefruit, Aqua Sky, Oceanside & Peacock cardstock used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Small and Large Foam Squares, double stick tape used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


  1. Step 1

    Cut cardstock to 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” for a base. Score at 4 1/4” and fold in half.

    Cut a quarter sheet of white cardstock and trim to 4” x 5-1/4”.

    Place double stick tape across the entire card, or add one strip at a time.

  2. Step 2

    Cut strips of 1/4” cardstock in six colors. You will need 5 strips of each.

    Peel back the double stick tape and place the cardstock strips on at a diagonal. You can do any pattern you like or just be random.

  3. Continue to add strips side by side, repeating the pattern and removing pieces of double stick tape as you go.

  4. Step 3

    Once the entire card front is covered, turn it over and trim everything that is hanging off.

  5. Step 4

    Position your die in the center of the newly striped card front.

    It is important to get the die straight because you will use this piece for a card.

  6. Run the panel through your die cut machine and then carefully remove the image. Keep any little cut out parts as well.

  7. Step 5

    Using the negative piece first, position the striped card front over the folded card base as if you were going to adhere it down. Gently place a couple pieces of Washi Tape to hold the front to the base. Put the card in your MISTI or stamp positioner. Line up the coordinating stamps and stamp into the die cut opening. Remove the card from the stamp positioner.

  8. Step 6

    Turn the card front over and place Foam Squares in the corners and sides AND on all parts that will likely sag. You want the entire card front to be level.

  9. Peel all the backings and place the striped card front over the stamped card base. Replace any cut out pieces that you saved earlier (not pictured).

  10. Step 7

    Place Foam Squares all over the back of the die cut piece. Peel the backings and adhere to the second card, layering and embellishing as desired.

  11. Step 8

    Complete the two cards.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Die Cut Card Duo. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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What a great idea love it
LeapyLee  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 2:44 AM
Just ordered the stamp and die - can't wait to try it!
Sue P  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 5:13 AM
Beautiful Becky!
Craf-tee  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 5:35 AM
What a BEAUTIFUL card - I love this idea! I will have to see if I have any dies that would work well with the technique. Thank you for the excellent tutorial!
DancesWithHooves  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 9:48 AM
Thanks, Becky, for another great tutorial and video. Love the cards using the one background you created! Hugs!
CherylQuilts  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 1:17 PM
Becky I have enjoyed your videos, posts and inspiration for years. Thank you so much for this latest card duo. Your crafty and home decor style is top notch. Thank you for spreading crafty kindness in this world!!! Merrily
merrilym  |  Wed Jun 17, 2020 at 3:49 PM
Thank you for the video. I was wondering why you said to save the little pieces when you die cut. I never noticed what you ended up doing with them. Thanks.
skmrg  |  Thu Jun 18, 2020 at 9:23 PM
skmrg she missed showing that step in the video, but you can see them in the finished photo (in step 6 above they hadn't been popped in yet, but they are there in step 8).
dina  |  Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 6:55 AM
Phew! That's a lot of work . . . beautiful!
jmdesilva  |  Mon Jun 22, 2020 at 9:39 PM
Fantastic tutorial.
Does this technique work for electronic die cutting machines too?
Kristal  |  Mon Jul 6, 2020 at 8:18 PM

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