Technique – inlaid die-cutting

Featuring inlaid die-cutting

Gilded leaves


Hi Everyone!

Jennifer McGuire shared some techniques for using gilding flakes in this week’s Shimmer and Sparkle class. I had never tried them before, but got my hands on them in record time (thanks Sir Stampalot!) and had such fun playing with them! They may be making a frequent appearance in my future cards!

Anyway, for this card, I used a die from Simon Says Stamp, which I coated in double sided tape and then added the flakes. The sentiment is an older stamp from Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and also the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (favourite technique).

Thanks for looking!


Bright Hearts


Happy Saturday!

I’m really enjoying Online Card Classes’ ‘Shimmer and Sparkle’ class and today I’ve been playing with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I made a lot of different backgrounds by sponging the mousse onto cardstock. I also blended a few colours to make my own bespoke mousse!

For today’s card. I cut a Simon Says Stamp die from the various background panels and inserted the coloured hearts into the die cut outline that I’d cut from some black glitzy paper. I flicked some watered-down embellishment mousse onto the card base and added a sentiment from Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the current AAA Cards challenge (bright and beautiful) and also the SSS Flickr challenge (favourite technique – inlaid die cutting!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie G.

Glitter, glitter everywhere!

Hi everyone!

I’m loving the latest class from Online Card Classes – Sparkle and Shine! The first class was all about glitter and I chose to create a card using the glitter die cut inlay technique from Jennifer Mcguire.

I chose a large Memory Box die and added smaller dies from Savvy Stamps and Poppystamps before applying TONS of glitter!

I’m entering this into the current Merry Monday Challenge (non-black silhouette).

Thanks for stopping by!


With love

Hi there!

I love this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and so here is my entry using a die from Memory Box, papers by my Mind’s Eye and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

The colour scheme is the current Less is More challenge, so I’m also entering this card into that challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


Oh Happy Day!

Hi everyone! I love the inspiration photo for the current Time Out Challenge and here is my take!

I used distress ink to create a blended ink background and then applied lots of distress mica spray for shimmer! I then used this and some Bazzill bling cardstock to do inlaid die-cutting with a fabulous butterfly die from Spellbinders.

I added a sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp and so I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – sparkle and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!