I've had such fun making today's card using a technique called Inlaid Die Cuts (at least I think that's what it's called). I've been seeing it regularly and then I saw some videos showing it in the Clean & Simple One-Layer Cards 3 class at Online Card Classes.
I was hooked immediately.
I decided to make a masculine card using this technique, and here it is: my Clean & Simple, One-Layer tribute to Kandinsky:
S U P P L I E S
Memory Box die (Large Ringlets), stamp (Boy Oh Boy), patterned papers, and cardstock; Inks: VersaMark (Tsukineko); Accents: enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)
I N S T R U C T I O N S
- Make card base and round opposite corners.
- Cut kraft panel adn round opposite corners.
Die cut Large Ringlets from the kraft panel - you will have an outline of the die (i.e. a large hole), and then adhere the panel to the card front. Do NOT throw out all the negative bits as you will need two of them.
Adhere the actual die cut of ringlets to a piece of scrap paper. (You will use this to map where you want each color and patterned paper to go.)
Die cut Large Ringlets from white cardstock and adhere to the kraft panel with a Zig glue pen. Because you've already die cut the kraft panel, the white die cut of ringlets will be flush with it.
Die cut Large Ringlets from cardstocks and patterned papers, keeping all the negative bits separated rom one another.
Place the negative bits inside the kraft die cut of ringlets you adhered to a piece of scrap paper earlier. When you're happy with your design, remove the negative bits with a Quick Stick or a piece of washi tape and adhere them to the corresponding spot on your card.
Optional: add suitable embellishiments.
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