Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tutorial: Reverse Rose Garden Cut Outs

You can make so many amazing things with the Rose Garden Thinlits! I've shared a few hints on my Facebook page ( on how to make these reverse rose images, so I thought I'd cover it in more detail here.

After you've made your die cut, carefully remove the outside edges (that you no longer need) and the die itself. You want to disturb the "bits" as little as possible, but sometimes they just get out of place. Nudge them back the best you can with a stylus or paper piercer while you still have the outline in place. Then remove the outline and apply Press N Seal to the remaining pieces. In the photo below, I laid the outline on top of the Press N Seal to make sure I lined up the missing pieces correctly. Sometimes only one or two try to escape, and other times it's a bit more time intensive!

Here is a photo with the two pieces separated.

The only step left is to apply Multi glue to the back of the pieces and adhere them to the card. This was quite a bit more difficult with Black Glimmer paper, or any glimmer paper. It notoriously takes a long time to settle into adhesives. Other cardstock or designer paper would be easier to work with. As you peel back the Press N Seal (as you would the liner of a rub-on), use your stylus or paper piercer to hold the pieces in place. You may have to nudge a few of them around before you're finished, but the extra time is well worth it!

Here is one I made with the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper onto Shimmery White cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my little photo tutorial! I would love it if you left me a comment or posted your creations using this process!


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