Monday, June 27, 2022

DT CraftWell: Using Recycled Negative Die Cuts in Finnabair Style


This is my next post for Craftwell. 
Today, I wanted to show you two different projects I made using the Tattered Lace Magazine free alphabet dies from 2015.

First, let me show you what I made with the positive alpha die cuts.
For this project, I used the positive alpha die cuts made from thicker kraft cardstock as embossing patter for the class project title:

 I attached the letters to painters tape and made a sandwich using foil, the painters tape and a foam sheet. I run the whole sandwich through the SNAP and used the embossed words as title, hand embossing the numbers.

This went really nicely with the students' class project on the right side bellow:

 Last year I participated in Art Venture 2021's class by Finnabair: Midnight Stories – Altered Book Cover.
Inspired by that class, I decided to make my second project recycling the negative cuts from the alphabet strip I had cut for the school Gala class project for my daughter's class as part of the background design, and I to recycle an iPad packaging as canvas instead of the original journal covers.

Here is Finnabair's class example:

In short and without going into details, I followed Finnabair's instructions and finished my two wall hangings:

Craftwell Tools
SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Prima Art Venture by Gather Class Kit
Dies:  2015 Alphabet Magazine free gift, Tattered Lace
Used Tissue Paper
Mini iPad case
Cloth Tags

Here are some closeups of the lovely final collages:

 I hope you enjoy it these fun projects and please follow Craftwell too.

Happy summer,

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges and inspiration:




  1. This is a gorgeous Finnabair style piece, Vicky. It is gorgeous! It must have taken quite a bit of time to do, but the results are well worth it. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Hugs-Erika

  2. So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
    Blogowner: Ine

  3. This is amazing! Thank you for playing along with The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  4. Just LOVING this!!!
    I really enjoy the photos in the middle of the gears- so clever!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!!

  5. absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Funkie Junkie. =)

  6. very nice card
    Thank you for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt mixed media lovers

  7. This is a fabulous project, loving all the rich textures.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x