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Issue #746 November 4th 2020
Die Cut Relief  
In art, 'relief' is used to describe raised sculpture elements on a flat base. Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares how to use die cuts to create this effect in a mixed media scene.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Dies
  • Thick or textured cardstock
  • Decoupage medium
  • Craft paints
  • Flat brush
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Yvette wants to know: "I need some advice or instruction on how to make a card for a blind person."
    A: I'd definitely create a card that's tactile with lots of raised elements - die cuts, embossed layers, embellishments - with a variety of textures and recognizable shapes. For the sentiment, there are braille fonts that can be downloaded for free - I would print the sentiment in reverse, lay the cardstock onto a firm foam sheet, and press into the dots from the back side of the cardstock with a small stylus. That way they'll be legible from the front.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Bev loves the Triple Fold Card tutorial: "Such an easy tutorial to follow! That's always welcome in my book. I really appreciate how this creates a large interior space for favorite stamps and/or sentiments to behold upon opening."

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