Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Technique Play - Die Cut Inlay

Whew! I guess I should consider it a good sign when my life is so busy it's hard to find time to do some card crafting these days. I've been dying (no pun intended) to play with some new dies and stamps and today is finally that day. Since today is the first day of Online Card Classes "Clean and Simple One Layer Cards", why not combine my playtime with homework time? Ahhhhh... 

Last March, I took my first online card class and loved it. I still love them all and get so excited for new ideas and techniques. This technique has been around for a little while but I've never done it because it seemed like a lot of work. It actually came together a lot quicker than I thought it would, and it was fun. 

Below is a picture walk through of some of the steps in making this card (when I remembered to snap a picture). For the background, I used Simon Says Stamp new large dot stencil and went over some cardstock with first SSS Audrey Blue ink and then off set it a little with some Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink. I finished it off with my favorite Spatter stamp from Impression Obsession with Hero Arts Blue Corn flower ink.

Next I die cut the United States from Lawn Fawn's new stamp and coordinating die set using this fun paper from Pebbles. I thought it would be perfect to send a fun card from "all of us" to my son who is out of the country. I used Jennifer McGuire's recommendation to ink around the edges of the die cut to ground it a little to the project. I then die cut the United States out from the card base and substituted the other one in its place. 

Following the same process, I covered the back with typing paper and adhesive I die cut the "hello" out of the card and removed it, substituted a sunshine yellow version and very carefully replaced any little pieces that came loose during the process. I also die cut and replaced the red heart and covered it with a clear glitter pen and some glossy accents.

Two coordinating strips of paper on the side and it's finished. It's technically probably not a one layer card because it's adhered to a white card base but everything does lie flat. 

Here is a peak at the inside of the card as well:

Happy Stamping!!

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! I love all the details on the backgound.