Friday, September 15, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–Inlaid & Lifted Die Cut Cards

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.

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Since I am the first blog in the hop, let’s get going.

Card #1:

The first card I tried was an inlaid diecut.  I designed the teacups and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the image out.  Then I colored the teacups and set the image aside.  Then I printed the designer cardstock and used the Cameo to cut an outline of the teacups.   I mounted the designer cardstock onto a brown mat.  Then I set the teacups into the empty space.  I adhered that to some Kraft cardstock and added my sentiment.  I adhered it all to a white card base.


Card #2:

The next card I tried was a raised and lifted diecut.  I found an image in my stash by Faith Skldra – From The Heart Stamps.  I’m not sure if this shop is still taking orders because, sadly, Faith recently passed away after a brave battle with cancer.  Her images are darling and she will definitely be missed in the creative world!

Awesome Friend_inlaid-lifted_ocm

I designed this card in Silhouette Studio by adding my image and then typing the word “awesome” and placing it toward the bottom of my image.  I printed the image onto a piece of white cardstock.  I adhered my printed image to my Cameo mat and it cut the word “awesome” out.  This is called a “Print And Cut” design.   I pulled the image off the mat and set the word “awesome” aside until later.  I colored the image and used a stitched die to cut a stitched rectangle around the image.   I stamped the word “friend” below the cut-out of the word “awesome”.  The “friend” stamp comes from a Paper Smooches stamp set, Natural Beauty.  I lightly sponged around the edges of the cut-out stitched rectangle with some Tim Holtz distress ink, Abandoned Coral, and then used some washi tape to hold the piece in place on top of a white card base. I added a little glue to the back of the word “awesome” and laid it into the empty space where the word was cut from.  After I made sure the word was adhered to the card base, I removed the washi tape and lift the stamped piece off.   I used some pop dots to adhere the stamped image to the card base and made sure that it matched up with the word “awesome” so that you could see the word through the cut-out.

I hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

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  1. Sharon, both cards are so cute. Your second card is something I haven't seen before...will definitely have to try that. I read about Faith, so sad. It's always nice to hop with you!

  2. Sharon, wonderful cards and I am with KIm, love the second idea. Thanks for sharing these with us and like always, it was great hopping with you :-)

  3. Love the teacups, and really appreciate your sharing how you use your Cameo. I'm so sorry to hear about Faith - I hadn't heard.

  4. OMG . . . those teacups!!!! Adore that card. They are bot fabulous. Beautiful work.

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the stacked tea cups!

  6. Love the stack of cups and that adorable bird! Delightful cards!

  7. Cute cards. I haven't thought about inlaying the stamped images like that, but I will now.

  8. Cute cards! Sorry to hear about Faith.


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