Hello! For many of us here in the States, the days have been cold and dreary. So today I have a video with three cards that will hopefully brighten your day… along with three ways to do colorful die cut inlaying!
So the video shows 3 ways to do die cut inlays. Here they are:
Die Cut Inlay Idea #1: Layering
The first card shows how to do layered inlay die cutting. This is the most involved of the inlaying techniques but it is still easy!! The trick is to die cut and assemble whatever is in the background (rainbow) first. Then move to whatever is in the foreground (“thanks”).
This new Rainbow die from Paper Smooches is perfect. It cuts just the right amount of arches to make a happy rainbow. I teamed it up with my ol’ favorite Thanks die… also from Paper Smooches. By doing the inlaying technique, you can get a smooch surface card. LOVE that.
So when I did the die cutting of the “thanks” on the card above, I had a left over piece. I decided to use it on another card…
Die Cut Inlay Idea #2: Background
For this card, I did the inlay technique only for the background – on the rainbow in the white paper. But I decided to build up some dimension for the word.
Doing die cut inlaying for a background is a great way to allow whatever is in the foreground to stand out.
(By the way… what would I do without my Wink of Stella shimmer? I just love it.)
Die Cut Inlay Idea #3: Basic Inlaying
This next card shows basic die cut inlaying. It is the simplest of the three.
Have you tried die cut inlaying? It is a great technique and a wonderful way to create a mailing-friendly card. If you are interested in more examples of this technique, check out these links:
- Die Cut Inlay Butterfly Cards – One of the best things about this technique is it often is easy to create more than one card at once.
- Die Cut Inlay Wood – Here I show how to inlay with wood paper.
- Advanced Die Cut Inlay – This shows a more advanced version of this technique.
- Shari’s Die Cut Inlay – My friend Shari rocked the technique here, with a different spin.
Have a great day!