Hi there, stampers. Today’s video shows a trick for doing die cut inlaying with intricate dies and also introduces the new Wink of Luna metallic pens.
[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]
Die cut inlaying is one of my favorite techniques… one that I have showed here and in my Online Card Classes many times. (Check out the links below.) However, sometimes the technique can take a lot of time when there are lots of tiny pieces. Instead of skipping out of the cool technique, I figured out a trick that helps quite a bit. It isn’t easy to explain in text but makes sense when you see it in action… so be sure to check out the video above. I used the new My Favorite Things Gerber Daisy dies. (These dies are free with a $60 purchase at MFT. This set is amazing… so stock up on stamps, dies and cardstock or try out their new hybrid ink and get it for free! Woot!) Although I did my coloring with Copics, you could use any markers. To keep it simple, I die cut around the flower with my frequently-used MFT Pierced Circle Die and added it to a 4.25″x4.25″ card.
Oh… and I almost forgot to mention the greeting. (Since I almost forgot to add it to the card, too!) I did that with the cute, tiny little “hello” die from the MFT Smart Phone set. I gave it a subtle pewter look my covering it with silver Wink of Luna metallic marker. Yep – you heard me right. Shimmery Stella has a sister and her name is Metallic Luna. She looks best in silver and black.
Die cut inlaying can be tricky, but I think the smooth results are worth the effort. Remember – you could save a lot of time by just layering the individual die cuts for a similar look!
Want to learn more about die cut inlaying? Check these out…
- Die Cut Inlay 3 Ways – This video shows three simple ways to do this technique.
- Unique Inlays – You can even do inlay with wood veneer!
- 2 Cards in 1 – If you do die cut inlaying right, you can end up with two cards at once. This video shows how.
- With Texture – I love the look of texture that Kelly added to her inlays.
- Window – Jean did an amazing job on this card!
Giveaway time! For your chance to win two of my favorite die sets from My Favorite Things, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/21/14. Good luck.