Hello and Welcome! I just finished the Altenew Academy class titled Easy Die Cutting. Yana Smakula was the instructor and she shared six wonderful lessons. I chose to write this blog post about lesson #5: Inlaid Die Cutting, which I found very inspirational. I just purchased this large beautiful scripty thank you die (Altenew\’s Simply Thank You) and thought it would work great with the inlaid die cutting technique. I learned to save all the pieces from both panels so you can can create two cards from the positive and negative die cutting. Don\’t you just love two-for-one projects! 🙂
I started by ink blending a bright colorful gradient on Bristol cardstock. I didn\’t want it to smear so I let it dry overnight. The next day I die cut the \”thank you\” from the inked panel. I also die cut the same sentiment from a white panel. Then I just swapped the sentiments and glued the white die-cut into the opening on the inked panel and glued the inked sentiment onto the white panel. I was careful to save all the die cut pieces so I could piece everything back together. Voila…two cards! Yana also loves embellishments so I felt encouraged to add buttercream jewels to the white background.
These cheerful cards will come in so handy on my next thank you notes.
I am so pleased that you stopped by!
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Fabulous card! Love the choice of colours.Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery. Keep it up!