A Year of Card Techniques-Inlaid and Lifted Die Cuts

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 24, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday. The winner will have until October 14, 2017, to claim their prize.

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Now for my cards:

I watched a fabulous video by Jennifer McGuire which inspired me to make my first card.  For another card I made using the stacked die cut technique, I used colored card stock.  This time I used white card stock and colored each layer with Copic markers; such a soft, subtle appearance!  The flowers have different layers, so it’s got a lot of great dimension.

Thank You Card|So Bloomin Nice|Die Cuts 1

I coated each flower with Wink of Stella and then Glossy Accents and then added some colored coordinated sequins.  The result was beautiful.  Here’s a close-up:

So Bloomin Nice wm 3

In fact, I liked this card so much, I decided to try it again with some changes:

Thank You Card|So Bloomin Nice|Die Cuts 2

This time I flipped the die and moved the panel to one side.  As an accent, I added a strip to the right of the black panel with the same color combination of the flowers.  I toyed with leaving the white unadorned, but the bling won out.

Here’s a how I finished the inside of each card:

So Bloomin Nice wm 2So Bloomin Nice wm 6

I didn’t make any inlaid die cut cards this time ’round, but I’m sharing a link to an older post with some of my very favorite cards using this technique.

Now you’re off to visit with the talented Wilma. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another fabulous technique!






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20 Responses to “A Year of Card Techniques-Inlaid and Lifted Die Cuts”

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  1. Claudia Henderson says:

    These are beautiful cards Kim. I like how you switch things up with the second card and showed how easy it is to use the same elements but create a totally different looking card. Thank you for hopping along with us my friend

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Claudia. With the amount we spend on these dies, I wanted to how you can just change things up a bit for a whole new look.

  2. Wilma Payne says:

    That Wink of Stella is a great touch. Both cards are beautiful – I don’t know which I like better. They’re definitely going in my idea file! Thanks so much.

  3. Debbie Bonczek says:

    i love that you have a white and a black version of a similar card. I have to day that the black one is just stunning. It all pops. Adore it. Thanks for showing cards with the same supplies. Awesome.

  4. Judy Hodges says:

    Great ideas for thank you cards.

  5. Love your cards, Kim. That 2nd card is stunning. Love the black sentiment against the white. Always a pleasure hopping with you.

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  6. the seqins inside the flowers are perfect! great job as usual! thanks for sponsering this month

  7. JenniferE says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the bright sparkly colored flowers on the first card! The second is equally beautiful with the black background and contrasting bright flowers!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Delightful cards! Love your color combos and those fun flowers!

  9. Denise Sayers says:

    They are lovely. Thanks for showing the side view to get the full effect.

  10. Beautiful colors on both cards! The first card reminds me of a card I still have left in my kit from Queen & Co. My card is a butterfly shaker card instead of flowers. I’ll be making it soon!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Oh, I loved those shakers from Queen & Company. I saw them at the Expo, too. I vowed to go back and get them and then forgot. You won a gift cert from them, right? You are one lucky lady!

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