Friday, November 8, 2013

Snowburst Die-light tutorial


This month I want to show you how to correctly diecut the fab new Snowburst die from Whiff of Joy.
It is such a fun die to use and has such lovely details, I love to use it and will use it often in the future. 
It has so much possibities, you can use the diecut in one piece, or cut them into several pieces to fit or even use single snowflakes. To me it is definately a must have Die-light.


I have the luxury of owning the Big Shot as well as the Vagabond and I will explain which layers to use.
The Cuttlebug owners can follow the same instructions as the Big Shot.
The difference is that the Big Shot is less heavier in handling transporting the sandwich of layers.

Before I explain the layering, I want to add that since it is a very detailed die, you need to transfer it through your diecutter several times.
Remember that the acrylic plates must at the same position when rolling it through the diecutting machine (especially with the Vagabond since the base plate is much larger than the acrylic plates).
Also, a thin metal plate is a must for diecutting, it will not cut so detailed when this isn't used.
If you do not have the metal plate, keep an eye on the Whiff of Joy store, they will be in stock shortly.

Lets start with the sandwich layering for the Vagabond
I layed out the layers there are in the sandwich that goes through the machine:
Acryl Plate
Base Adapter Plate
Thin Die Adapter Plate
Thin Metal Plate 
Snow burst Die-Light
Paper
Acryl Plate

The sandwich layering for the Big Shot:
Base Adapter Plate (both tabs are used)
Thin Metal Plate
Snowburst Die-light
Paper
Two acryl Plates on top of eachother

Before we start diecutting, I always cut the excesive paper off 
and I use Scotch tape to firmen the paper to the die:

Now use the diecutting machine, using these sandwich layers in the correct order.
Remember, using this die takes some effort, it does not diecut correctly the first time.
This is how it can look like after a first run through your die cutting machine:

As you can see, it is not cute out smoothly everywhere.
So, just twist the Snowburst die with paper 90 degrees and use the same sandwich layering again and roll it through your machine.
You can see it is still not cutted as good as your regular die cuts are:

So, we add another step to the die cutting proces.
This time we do not cut with the metal plate, but we use small stripes of regular cardstock or kraft paper instead.

This is the sandwich layering for the Vagabond:
Acryl Plate
Base Adapter Plate
Thin Die Adapter Plate
Snow burst Die-Light
Paper
Acryl Plate
Stripes cardstock or kraft paper

This is the sandwich layering for the Big Shot:
Base Adapter Plate (both tabs are used)
Snowburst Die-light
Paper
Two acryl Plates on top of eachother
Stripes cardstock or craft paper

Now, we can start diecutting again.
This step you need to do several times also, although you do not move the die, but the stripes.
After these steps, the diecut should look like this:

You can see the fab detailing of the Snowburst Die-light.
Now remove the tape and the excessive paper:

Although several steps are needed with this die, I do think the endresult is definately worth it.
If you still have some diecutting problems, just twist the Die-light several times in the first sandwich step and roll it to the machine more times.

Last but not least, this is a creation I made with the Snowburst Die-light, for some inspiration :)
I covered the Snowburst Die-light with frantage embossing powder.


Well, I hope this tutorial was helpfull.
Happy crafting,
Untill next month.
Hugs,
Marion

2 comments :

  1. It sure looks absolutely stunning Marion, and your tag looks fabulous. I love the snow effect on the snowflakes too, it makes it lok much more realistic. Great tut here, and easy to understand even for me LOL.
    Have a wonderful day and week-end ahead now everyone, and hopefully you´ll all have some time to play too.

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  2. Wow..... Just Magical!!! *_*
    Vale ;)

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