Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #3...

Hi! I am back after a long break with my next project for Altenew Academy. This time it is based on the Easy Die Cutting Techniques class by the uber talented Yana Smakula. I have been a huge fan of her's for a long time. She makes really beautiful cards and her videos are simply fantastic! 

My card today is based on one of my favorite die cutting techniques - Inlaid Die Cutting.

I started with a panel smooshed with blue and green inks. This has been in my stash for ages and I finally got to ink it. I trimmed it to fit over the postage stamp die cut. I also added some texture with the script stamp by Mudra Craft Stamps and Hero Arts White Unicorn ink. The die is from the Striped Florals set. I die cut the inked panel and replaced it with another die cut stamped with Memento dye ink. Here is a closer look at the panel.

I thought the card base looked too plain. So I took the outline image from the Peony Bouquet stamp set and did second generation stamping in the background. The sentiment is from the Persian Motifs stamp set.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out. I have also saved the inked die cut which I hope to use on another card.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - In My Garden:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:

CASology: Week 289:
The magic of the inlaid die cutting technique is that the pieces always fit together perfectly!

Cut It Up Challenge #142 - Anything Goes:

Allsorts Challenge #456 - Something starting with 'B':
I used a lot of blue in my card.



  1. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  2. Lovely choice of colours and a very stylish design, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts 'I Spy' theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card Nandini :-) the background is fabulous and I love the CAS design, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. This is simply stunning, Nandini. I love your smooshed background with the stamping on it. Those white elements really pop off it!

    Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!


  5. Well done, Nandini! Really love how you used the inlaid die cutting (on of my favorite, too!)! Gorgeous!

  6. Oh, so pretty!!! That inked panel is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over at CASology this week! :)

  7. Your card is so beautiful! Love this simple and fabulous design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  8. Very pretty card and love how the image fits right in the die cut. Thank you for playing along with us at CASology this week.

  9. Hey Nandini!! Such a pretty card. I love how the stem fits right into the watercolor piece. You did a great job. Thanks for playing with CASology this week.

  10. Your card is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.