Partial Cut Snowflakes

Partial Die Cutting_3Happy Thursday! Can you believe we are now a week until Christmas?!

I’m back again today to share with you all a technique that I call partial cutting, and can be easily replicated with any die cut or electronic cutting machine… I created mine with my Silhouette Cameo. You can use pretty much any shape for this technique; for my card today I chose some snowflakes by Sophie Gallo, which are available at the Silhouette Online Store.

To see how I built this card in my Silhouette Studio, I have a special video for you today which shows the steps I took to create the snowflake panel featured on my card… I hope you enjoy it!


After sketching out the sentiment with a brown sketch pen, I heat embossed the sentiment with copper embossing powder.

Partial Die Cutting_1The snowflake panel was cut using a sheet of snowflake patterned paper from the “Christmas Made” 12×12 paper pad by DCWV, and is adhered to my card using dimensional foam tape; the candy cane stripe paper from the “Merry & Bright” 6×6 paper pad by Pink Paislee, is layered behind. Both papers were edged with brown ink prior to adhering to the paper.

I scattered some mini gold and copper rhinestones around the white space of the card to add some interest, and covered all the snowflakes in the patterned paper with glitter glue. I also added some faux stitching with a white gel pen and tied a 1/4″ white satin ribbon into a bow around the card.




The colors of this card were inspired by the color palette for this week’s ColourQ Challenge over at ColourQ’s blog.

Week 126 - SnowThis card is also featured in CASology’s CAS Snow challenge.




6 Responses

  1. scrapmin says:

    Thanks so much for the very helpful video. I was struggling to figure out how to do a partial die cut on my Silhouette when I found your video. You made it so clear that I was FINALLY able to do a partial die cut. Thank you tons!

  2. Jen W. says:

    What a fabulous technique! Those snowflakes are amazing! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. caryndavies says:

    I love the layout of this card – beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Caryn xxx

  4. Judy1223 says:

    Wow, another great snowflake card for CASology! I love the colors and the cool technique! Thanks again for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. Lisa says:

    Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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