Inlaid Die Cutting with Eastern Medallions

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m back today to share how I made the card I included in that post along with another. I used the inlaid die cutting technique for both cards. One of my favorite things about this technique is the fact it’s very easy to create two cards at the same time. As a reminder, here’s the card I shared yesterday.

Mel's Card Corner | Inlaid Die Cutting with Eastern Medallions

I started by cutting a 4 x 5.25″ panel of Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin’ Up!®. I used one of the large medallion dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies to cut out the design near the top third of the panel. After removing the die, I carefully saved all the negative space pieces.

Next, I cut a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ panel of the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (available June 1) and repeated the same die cutting process. Once again, I carefully made sure to keep all the negative space pieces. I then used the Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp one of the sentiments from the Eastern Beauty stamp set in the middle of the medallion and used one of the small flourish stamps from the same set to create a border along the bottom of the panel. To ensure I kept the border nice and even on both sides, I started by stamping in the middle then worked my way out on each side. I used my grid paper to ensure I was spacing everything evenly.

Mel's Card Corner | Eastern Palace Suite

To create the inlaid effect, I added multiple strips of Tear and Tape adhesive on the back side of the Very Vanilla panel. I then flipped the card panel right side up and carefully added in all the Lemon Lime Twist negative bits into the openings on the Very Vanilla panel. Once I had the inlaid completed, I simply adhered the panel using Snail Adhesive to a top-folding card base made from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and that finished card one.

Mel's Card Corner | Inlaid Die Cutting with the Eastern Palace Suite

Card two was completely in basically the exact same manner. This time I inlaid the negative pieces that were cut from the Very Vanilla panel into the Lemon Lime Twist panel following the same process. Since I was using Lemon Lime Twist for the panel on this card, I opted to stamp the sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla rather than directly into the middle of the die cut medallion. I used another sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set then cut it out using the second to the smallest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Mel's Card Corner | Eastern Palace Suite

Before assembling my card, I once again stamped the little row of flourishes across the bottom of the Lemon Lime Twist panel using Lemon Lime Twist ink. I love the tone-on-tone effect. It gives the card a bit of added interest, but is still very subtle. I then adhered the panel to a top-folding Very Vanilla card base using Snail adhesive then popped up the sentiment circle in the middle of the medallion die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals and that finished card two.

This process is a little fiddly and time consuming, but the effect is so worth it in the end, I think. The inlaid die cut pieces just look so cool on the finished card! The good news is Stampin’ Up actually has a product coming in the new catalog launching June 1 which will make this process even easier because you won’t have to put down all the strips of Tear and Tape. I can’t wait!!

Mel's Card Corner | Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Most of the products I used to create these cards can be found in the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle. It’s currently available to customers as part of a special early access program from Stampin’ Up.

Don’t forget to use the Hostess Code (VDWFXEYZ) when placing your order for the Eastern Palace bundle. I will be sending a free gift to all my customer who purchase either of the Eastern Palace bundles using this hostess code. If you aren’t sure where/how to enter the hostess code, you can learn more about it here. If you are ordering more than $150, please don’t use the hostess code because you don’t want to miss receiving your own Stampin’ Rewards for your order. I will still send the free gift on all orders over $150.

Until next time …

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