Technique – inlaid die-cutting

Featuring inlaid die-cutting

Blooming Lotus

I loved the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but it took me quite a while to decide on my card. Then I remembered the gorgeous Memory Box Blooming Lotus outline die! I bought it online a few years ago, but never used it because it was so much bigger than I had expected! I thought it would be perfect as the focal point for my entry.

I used distress inks to create a background which I then cut and inlaid into an outline cut from glitter paper. It’s so sparkly in real life!

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Celebrate red, white and blue!

Hi everyone!

I used a gorgeous die from Poppystamps together with a Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz sentiment for today’s card. I must confess that the inlaid die cutting took quite a while – lots of tiny pieces to stick down!

This card is for a number of challenges: Less Is More (use your flag’s colours – I used the colours from the Union Jack), Case this sketch and Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (use red, white and/or blue).

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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).

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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!).

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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).

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