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.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
- January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
- February-So Sketchy
- March-no hop this month
- April-Stamp Set Showdown
- May-World of Watercolor
- June-Basic Card Folds
- July-Bleaching Your Card
- August-Stamping on Patterned Paper
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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.
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.
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:
In fact, I liked this card so much, I decided to try it again with some changes:
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:
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!
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: