Inlaid Diecutting Flower

Today I’m featuring the inlaid diecutting technique on my card. To create the look, I used the new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies and new Flirty Flamingo In Color products.

Mel's Card Corner | Inlaid Diecutting Flower

I started by cutting the large scribbled flower and two of the little butterflies from a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock using my Big Shot. I then cut the flower again from a layer of white cardstock positioning it where I wanted for my final card. I carefully removed all of the inner die cut “remnants” from the white piece because I would need them for this card. I didn’t actually use the white flower die cut, so I saved it for a future project.

Once I had everything cut out, I applied several strips of Tear & Tape on the back of the white layer behind the die cut opening. This gave me a sticky surface in the opening which I could use to adhere all the die cut pieces to create the inlaid effect. I positioned the Flirty Flamingo flower first then filled in all the open spaces with the white “remnants” I had reserved earlier.

Mel's Card Corner | Inlaid Diecutting Flower

After finishing the inlaid portion of my card, I adhered the two little butterflies with some liquid glue. I drew on the little antennae by hand using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write marker. To finish them add, I added a row of three tiny rhinestones to each of their bodies.

For the sentiment, I used the Thinking of You stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink then cut a diagonal banner end on the left-hand side. I adhered it to a strip of the floral pattern Flirty Flamingo paper from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper stack with a couple of tiny staples. To keep it from flopping around too much, I added a little strip of tape runner in the middle to tack it down slightly while still leaving the end loose.

Before adhering the sentiment panel to my card with Dimensionals, I used a glue dot to attach a little bit of the Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon sticking out the bottom. Since there was so much going on at the top of the card, I thought this helped balance out the bottom of the card a bit and added a nice finishing touch.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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2 comments

  1. Louise Sharp says:

    A clean and beautiful card Melissa. I really like how you have stuck to one color and not made it too busy or over done it with embellishments…even though sometimes I get carried away! LOL
    Thanks so much for playing along to the Global Design Project. xo

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