Hello everyone. This is Nichol Spohr and I’m thrilled to be back with another guest designer card for Spellbinders this month. I love the look of inlay die cuts and the brand new Die D-Lites Sketched Blooms and Sketched Blooms 2 are fantastic dies to use with this technique.
I started my design by stamping a text background stamp on Bristol smooth cardstock with Versamark Ink, heat embossing with white embossing powder and then inking over the text with Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron. I buffed the ink off the embossing and trimmed the background panel to 5 1/4” x 4”.
Starting with the flower on the left I adhered the online and the inlay pieces and worked my way across the bottom of the background until I had a pretty little flower garden. It’s helpful to use a jewel picker or something similar to pick up all the little pieces for the inlays.
The background was adhered to a white side fold card base and a sentiment was stamped and embossed on black yardstick and adhered above the flower garden as shown.
Nuvo Crystal Drops adorn the flowers and give them character and texture. The flowers are the stars of the show in this design!
Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:
- S3-322 Sketched Blooms
- S3-323 Sketched Blooms 2
- PL-001 Platinum 8.5 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ’N One
Lawn Fawn Sunflower cardstock, Lawn Fawn Fake Tan cardstock, Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock, Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock, Lawn Fawn Peacock Feathers cardstock, Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Mint cardstock, Bristol Smooth cardstock; Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set; Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background Stamp; Versamark Ink; Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder; Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron; Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White, Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean, Key Lime, Apple Green; Adhesive: Ranger Multi Matte Medium
I hope this has inspired you to give inlay die cutting a try. Thank you so much for joining me today and I look forward to sharing more die cutting ideas with you soon!