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Altering the length of your Slim-line Dies to suit your sizing!

 Slim-line cards are very on-trend at the moment, and most companies bringing out dies are US based and suit US cards/envelopes. However, we can still use them to create cards with their sizing or altering them to create cards that fit in the standard UK envelopes. So today’s card uses the PinkFresh Studio Essentials: Slim-line Stitched Rectangles to create UK DL cards which measure 10cm X 21cm. These current dies measure 9.7cm X 22.5cm, so a tad too long for our cards! This length of the card also allows you to create CAS cards with a repetitive design horizontally, so let’s get started!

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Altering the length of your slim-line dies

Altering the length of your slim-line dies

To start off, position the outmost stitched rectangle from the PinkFresh Studio Essentials: Slim-line Stitched Rectangles and position this onto a piece of white cardstock. Next, place this between your cutting plates in your die-cutting machine. 

Before running this through your machine, position the top plate so that at least 1.5cm of the card and die hangs outside of the top plate. When you run this through our machine, the die will only cut underneath the top plate, and not where it hangs outside of the plate. 

Remove the die, and adjust to move the top end of the die so that it now lines up across the end where the card has not cut. The stitch cut lines in the die should ‘slot’ into the already cut lines. Now run this through your machine and this will now finish die-cutting the rectangle out for you with our altered size. 

Creating the focal elements

For the rest of the card, die-cut three of the PinkFresh Studio Floral Circles designs out of white card 3 times to layer up for dimension. Next, smoosh an embossing ink pad down over the die cuts, cover with WOW! Metallic Gold heat embossing and heat set. 

To create the background, use an Altenew ink blending tool to blend on All That Jazz Catherine Pooler Ink in the middle of the stitched die-cut rectangle. Next, use the tool to the blend on Mardi Gras Catherine Pooler Ink either side, overlapping the colours. For added interest, add ink splatter from one of the inks by smooshing down onto an acrylic block and spritz with water. Next, flick this onto the panel using a paintbrush of the edge of the acrylic block. 

Assembling the card

Once the background is dry, foam mount the panel onto a white DL card base. Next, using liquid glue adhere the heat embossed floral circles onto the front over the ink blending. 

For the sentiment, heat emboss a sentiment from the PinkFresh Studio Leafy Decor stamp set onto black card in white heat embossing and foam mount in the centre to finish the card off. 

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Altering the length of your slim-line dies

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Leafy Decor - PinkFresh Studio
Leafy Decor – PinkFresh Studio
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Floral Circles - PinkFresh Studio
Floral Circles – PinkFresh Studio
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Essentials: Slim Stitched Rectangles - PinkFresh Studio
Essentials: Slim Stitched Rectangles – PinkFresh Studio
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All That Jazz - Catherine Pooler Designs
All That Jazz – Catherine Pooler Designs
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All That Jazz Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
All That Jazz Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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All That Jazz Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
All That Jazz Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Gold Rich – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Ink blending tool large - Altenew
Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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