Thursday, August 4, 2016

Inlaid Die Cutting...

Hi! Did you ever start a card that went in a completely different direction? That is exactly what happened to me with this card! I started with a watercolor card using inks and then the Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die just took over the whole thing! Here is the card that I ended up with.

I was very inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used it as the starting point.

I started with a white card base and painted stripes on it with a flat paintbrush and my trusty Camlin Photo inks. 

I added some splatters with gold acrylic paint.

This was the point where I got stuck. My original idea was to use a die cut butterfly in gold foil paper. But it just didn't work. I kept trying different things till I picked up the Heart of Roses by Simon Says Stamp. And then everything seemed to fall into place. I used a dark green metallic paper to die cut the heart and then painstakingly popped the pieces back into place. It was rather like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. 

Here is a closeup of the inlaid heart.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate Artsy set by Stamplorations. I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black EP.

Linking this card to the following challenges:

I used metallic green paper and gold splatters

I used inlaid die cutting which definitely adds some interesting texture to an otherwise one layer card.



  1. Wow..Thought it took time and lots of effort the resulting card is worth it ;) !

  2. So unique, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  3. Well this looks stunning! What a super idea to inlay the die cut over those gorgeous vibrant stripes. It looks great and perfect for our texture challenge at Less is More. Thanks for playing!

  4. So artsy and creative! Love the striking background that you created with this SSS Heart of Roses die! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fabulous Florals” Challenge! Fabulous colors and design. Well done!

  5. beautiful card and thanks for sharing the steps nandini

  6. This is fabulous! I love your beautiful take on the sketch!

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch! Love the bold butterfly!

  8. Your card is so creative and original, love the colors! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  9. Wow! Your card really pops. Love how the colors and the die cut work together.