Inlaid Die Technique

The Cutting Edge Challenge There is a new challenge in the blogosphere: The Cutting Edge where the challenges will be focused on die-cutting (either with a metal die or an electronic cutting machine).

This first challenge provided 6 different cards for inspiration. One of the cards used the inlaid die technique. I haven’t tried this technique yet and thought it would be fun to give it a go.

Hello Bright Colors - by karen @ carefree creations

When looking through my index to decide which dies to use I figured this technique would be awesome to do bright colors on a black background (something I *love* but have a hard time creating with other methods).

I ended up designing quite a composition as a first time card – lots of layers, but I love how it turned out!

There is a tiny bit of stamping – the centers of the flowers are stamps – but the leaves are two die cuts!

Thanks for taking a peek!

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Happiness in Bloom;
Ink: Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst, White;
Cardstock: Black, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores; Lavender Lace (SU);
Other: Happiness in Bloom leaf dies, Beautiful Blooms 1 die, Wonderful Words: Hello die; Stitched Rectangle mat die (Lil Inkers);
Technique: inlaid die technique

7 thoughts on “Inlaid Die Technique

  1. LOVE!! Karen…the bold, pretty colored flowers and that hello against the black…your card is wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  2. This is really striking and bold Karen. Great job using the inlaid technique for the first time!!! So glad you submitted your card into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer challenge!

  3. Hard to imagine this is a first attempt- absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  4. Squee! This is gorgeous! I love this technique so much but I have yet to make it look THIS good! Thanks so much for playing along with The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  5. You card is fabulous! Love in fabulous In-lay technique and the awesome colors you used! Good luck on the Guest DT position. I would say with this card you have a great chance!

  6. Oh my – I adore how those vibrant colors just pop against that black background!! Stunning and gorgeous! Thanks so much for entering our Guest Designer Contest at the Cutting Edge Challenge – we’re so glad you did and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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