How To Do Partial Die Cut Mermaids & A Few Mermaid Cards

Last Thursday I posted these mermaids which I cut from the Myths and Magic Specialty DSP.

Myths and Magic Specialty DSP Mermaids

I promised to share how the mermaids were die cut so that their tails were left intact as part of the image which had been cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. These Mermaid die cuts with the, “tail sticking out,” are partial die cuts.

Partial die cuts = a die cut where part of the image being cut goes outside the exterior margins of the die used to cut out the image.

I decided to show you how to cut up this Myths and Magic paper to create mermaid die cuts through my first ever video. It is far from perfect (first attempts at a new skill rarely are), but I hope you agree that seeing the process in progress is helpful, even if I can learn a lot more about making videos.

And here are some of the projects I made with these die cut mermaids:

Myths and Magic DSP Mermaid cards

And one birthday card using a mermaid die cut without the partial die cutting technique.

Myths and Magic dsp Mermaid 4th Birthday card

So whether you try the partial die cutting technique or not, you can cut out and create cards with this paper in the Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

Don’t have this paper and love it? Shop with me by clicking HERE.

Want to start practicing this technique now? Try isolating a portion of a stamped or printed paper image to create your own partial die cut from any stamp, paper, and dies you already own.

Practice makes things easier and better.  Don’t get discouraged if your first partial die cut isn’t the best.

As for me, I’ll be making more videos in the future and I’ll be looking forward to improving those skills so I can show you more. Thanks for viewing.

Until next time…


4 thoughts on “How To Do Partial Die Cut Mermaids & A Few Mermaid Cards”

  1. You did a great job, Joanne. If you wouldn’t have said this was your first video, nobody would know. I’m looking forward to your next one.

    1. Aww, thanks for saying that Sue. Yes, the old adage is true-we’re harder on ourselves. It literally was my first shot at a tutorial video, no script or planning. First take and I was winging it. I thought it turned out okay and ran with it, deciding only to add a few things I missed by editing in text, which I also just learned how to do! Now that I know the basics of video making, I can only improve. Glad I finally took that leap and tried it. I appreciate your encouragement.

  2. Terrific video, Joanne! You did a great. I have always wondered how to do this kind of cutting. Loved the cards! Call me when you have a well enough voice😍, please! Just want to chat.

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