Thursday, February 13, 2014

Die cut inlay technique...

Hi! A quick post today, with a new technique.

I was fascinated when I saw the die cut inlay technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated on her blog, Jennifer McGuire Ink. You can find the fantastic tutorial here

I have only one die which fits the bill - Cheery Lynn's Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily, with which I first die cut a piece of black card stock. Then I cut several other papers in assorted colours. Instead of the sticker paper used in the tut, I used a scrap sheet of printer paper and fabric glue by Hobby Ideas.

Here is a close up of the final medallion.

The whole thing went surprisingly fast, once I got the hang of it. Rest of the card was easy. I cut a piece of bright golden yellow card stock and mounted the medallion. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Words stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Here is a pic of the medallion with the die.

I am entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch #63.

I am now thinking of all the different ways in which I can use this technique. So expect more die cut inlays from me in the future!



  1. Try with a butterfly die...I've done 4 cards with it...and it looks awesome. This is faab!!

    1. Thanx Tejal. I have seen your cards & they are fabulous. Will definitely try the butterfly die, once I talk my hubby into buying it. hehehe...

  2. OMG this is just stunning Nandini ..Hats off to your patience and creativity...some of the die cuts are so tiny ..You really must have had a lot of patience to have done it with this die !!!

  3. Nan, love always ur CAS style and this is no exception. Beautifully executed the technique...Lot of patience shown in ur work...Kudos!!

  4. Oh, this is lovely! Great take on the sketch!