1 die – 5 techniques | SSS blog hop and Giveaway

Hi! Today I share 5 techniques you can do with your dies. Just one die can create so many different looks all the way from clean and simple, to vintage and grungy or even happy colorful style! Hope this video will give you lots of ideas on how you can stretch your supplies and use them more.

I am using a new die from the latest “LOVE YOU TOO” collection by SimonSaysStamp and this is part of a blog hop as we celebrate the new release. Join the hop to see the products in action, to get inspired and to win prizes.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

technique 1: look through window

For this technique you use the die to die cut the lovely design that can be used as a window. You can have that window at the front and look through the inside of the card, or use an inked backgroud, glitter cardstock, alcohol inked background… whatever works!

technique 2: multiple die cuts

Use another die to separate the design from the paper, so you can stick multiples on top of your card. Use a fancy cardstock and you have a special card in to time!

technique 3: dry brushing

Work with black paper and stick layers one on top of the other. Then do the “dry brushing” technique to bring everything to life. Check the video on how easy this technique is and on alternative mediums you can achieve the same look.

technique 4: make a stencil

Use your die to create a stencil, then it opens up a whole new world of techniques…. use your sprays, your inks, your pastes over it….

technique 4: shaker card

Dies create the perfect windows for shaker cards.

supplies & coupon code

Use code HUGS4U2 to get a free stamp set with purchases of $100 or more.

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp BOHO CIRCLE Wafer…
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CZ Design BOLD THANKFUL Wafer Dies…
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Waffle Flower NESTING CIRCLES Dies…
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Altenew ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS 3D…
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Tonic QUICKSILVER Nuvo Glacier Paste…
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Tonic FROSTBITE Nuvo Glacier Paste 1905n
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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T016 Spellbinders TOOL ‘N ONE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock ASSORTED…
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Altenew DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE SHEETS…
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Crafter’s Companion LOW TACK TAPE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 126 3D WHITE FOAM…
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Darice ADHESIVE FOAM 33 Double Sided…
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Tsukineko 25 SPONGE DAUBERS Tools…
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STORAGE BOX Sponge Daubers 42916
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GEMINI Die-Cutting & Embossing…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Giveaway

SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January.

Blog hop order

142 Comments

  1. Holly White said:

    Wwwoooowww! Great ideas,

    January 18, 2021
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  2. Kim C said:

    Love your blog Vicky. Have to say the grunge card and the soft pink are my favorites, talk about opposites!

    January 18, 2021
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  3. Kailash said:

    Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas!

    January 18, 2021
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  4. Carol Wortman said:

    Oooh I love the dry brushing!

    January 18, 2021
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  5. Nenya said:

    Lovely cards, I especially loved the iridescent one and the copper one. So creative.

    January 18, 2021
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  6. Cheriese H said:

    super pretty creations!

    January 18, 2021
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  7. Carla Hundley said:

    Great ways to use
    the die. Makes for
    lovely creations.
    Carla from Utah

    January 18, 2021
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  8. Your all design are good and specially cuts and lines. I live your color combination of your art work. Good work you have created

    January 18, 2021
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  9. Nancy Deffner said:

    Thanks for sharing all your projects. They’re beautiful!

    January 18, 2021
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  10. K Provencio said:

    Beautiful cards. I always love to see the many different ways you come up with for using the same stamp or die. Thanks!

    January 18, 2021
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  11. Jacquelynn Pleis said:

    Fantastic! These are some ideas I can use! My favorite are the rainbow under the die and the shaker card!

    January 18, 2021
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  12. Tina Anderson said:

    Great cards! Nice variety.

    January 18, 2021
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  13. Shar Zar said:

    Thanks for sharing these die cut ideas.

    January 18, 2021
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  14. Joni Seith said:

    The Just Because card is stunning, and a great masculine card. I love your videos. Thank you for doing them.

    January 18, 2021
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  15. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Fantastic cards! I love the dry brushing card – would have never thought to use this die for a masculine card, but it’s fabulous!

    January 18, 2021
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  16. NatQuebec said:

    beautiful cards 🙂 thank you for the video and showing us the versality of this die

    January 18, 2021
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  17. Cindy Wesley said:

    You always inspire me. These are great cards and techniques.

    January 18, 2021
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  18. Great projects and techniques, I especially love the dry brushed one!

    January 18, 2021
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  19. Jade said:

    Amazing techniques and cards! All are wonderful! I like all of your ideas! Very creative. Thank you.

    January 18, 2021
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  20. susan k hardin said:

    Always love your creations,.

    January 18, 2021
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  21. Great dies looks fab using the mirror card thanks for the video tute.
    . Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    hugs Christine x

    January 18, 2021
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  22. Cathy Morris said:

    Gorgeous cards, every one! Can’t wait to try them out. I had to have that die!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    January 18, 2021
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  23. Janet Durbin said:

    Your cards are so creative, love them!

    January 18, 2021
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  24. Linda Giles said:

    I recently discovered your beautiful U tube videos. You are so talented and I am inspired to make cards after watching. Love the ideas for the Boho circle die.

    January 18, 2021
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  25. Tricia Davis said:

    Love the copper and iridescent cards. Great techniques. I will have to try the dry brushing. Thanks for sharing.

    January 18, 2021
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  26. Miriam Prantner said:

    So many great looks at this card! My favorite is the dry brushing, such a wonderful masculine look!

    January 18, 2021
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  27. Becky Reynolds said:

    I love when crafters show us how to use something in multiple ways. I like to get as much bang for my buck as possible. Thanks,

    January 18, 2021
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  28. Daria Zender said:

    What an absolutely fabulous set of cards from that one die!! The last one is my favorite.

    January 18, 2021
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  29. RobiW said:

    These are amazing! What great techniques for great variety.

    January 19, 2021
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  30. Cindy Aguirre said:

    Love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration on how to use the die more!

    January 19, 2021
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  31. Dee Earnshaw said:

    Your video was so informative – so many technique that I want to try out now especially the masculine black and copper card – thanks for the inspiration

    January 19, 2021
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  32. Yolanda Gonzalez said:

    WOW!! Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

    January 19, 2021
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  33. Alice Turak said:

    So good to have different ways of using one die. I love all of them.

    January 19, 2021
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  34. Judyann Walker said:

    You always have beautiful cards with great techniques.

    January 19, 2021
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  35. Jeanne Beam said:

    Such gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing…

    January 19, 2021
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  36. Karyn K Siemering said:

    Love this Boho die! It looks reallllly cool in the holographic paper and where you made it coppery- that one looks azrec

    January 19, 2021
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  37. Giselaine Ellison said:

    Thank you for sharing your Boho creations and your video, Vicky. All of your cards were beautiful. Love this SSS release.

    January 19, 2021
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  38. Beth Merrill said:

    Five beautiful examples from one die. I love being able to stretch my supplies!

    January 19, 2021
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  39. Andrea Murdock said:

    all of these are gorgeous!

    January 20, 2021
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  40. tina z said:

    so creative and absolutely stunning.

    January 20, 2021
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  41. Henriëtte said:

    I love all the beautiful card but have a favorite, the stunning card with the dry brushing technique, wow. That card blown me away and evenmore the way it is made, so easy , at least it seems very easy, I realy have to try this.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

    January 20, 2021
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  42. Ramona said:

    Beautifully outside of the box. Thank you.

    January 21, 2021
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