Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

By | 6 August, 2019

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much.

I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I decided to do an inlaid layering technique that would work with the theme of the class.

My card layout is an adaptation of this week’s adorable Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the color scheme comes from this week’s Paper Craft Crew color challenge. I love it when I can use one card for both of my design team cards!

Inlaid Die Cutting With Patterned Paper

This card is going to my daughter.  Isn’t that sentiment fabulous? (And she is so very extraordinary!)

The card stock and patterned papers that I used are from MFT Stamps.  These are the Bundles of Blossom Brights and the Plaid Patterns 6 x6″ paper stacks.

The color challenge included blue, poppy red, bright yellow and bright green.  I was supposed to pick at least 3 of those colors and you can use neutrals like white and black.

The Rose Filament Die makes fun backgrounds.  I have created white dies on white card bases with this set and it is quite elegant.  I’ve used this die set far more that I ever expected to when I bought it for a class I was taking.

The You is a Catherine Pooler die, although Altenew does have a similar one.  The sentiment is actually from Unity Stamps.  They have a monthly stamp club where they send you the stamp-of-the month and it is always a lovely surprise.  These are red rubber stamps and they always include a beautiful image and a wonderful sentiment.  This sentiment actually had the “you” as part of the sentiment, but I masked that off before inking so I could use the large script you die.  I just love the large sentiment with the smaller secondary sentiment.

Here is the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew:

Inlaid Die Cutting With Patterned Paper

I will be honest…my first thought was to wonder how I could make this work.  I initially thought about just using red, yellow and blue.  Once I pulled out my MFT patterned papers this became a much easier choice.  Plus, once I saw the sketch for this week, it was a simple choice!

Here is the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Inlaid Die Cutting With Patterned Paper

You can see that I flipped this so my focal image is on the right and the sentiment is on the left.  I thought the leaves looked better along the edge of the card and above the flower.

Inlaid Die Cutting With Patterned Paper

The card just felt more balanced this way.

I actually cut this flower out 3 times in each of the colors.  Then I placed it the outline image on to a piece of sticky paper and started the somewhat puzzling process of putting the yellow pieces into the openings of the outline flower and leaves.  I layered the green leaves on the top of the red to complete the floral image.

To make this easier to flip over, I put a piece of scrap paper over the top of this and used my bone folder to really rub the adhesive onto the floral pieces and the scrap paper.  When I removed the backing to the sticky paper, I placed a piece of craft foam over the back and then fussy cut out around the flower and leaves.  This was the easiest way to keep it all together.

The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and they are the sparkling clear sequin mix.  I’ve used an odd number in triangular patterns because I always find that pleasing to my eye and I always try to make it flow across the card so that it takes your eye across the image.

Here is a close up look at the inlaid technique:

Inlaid Die Cutting With Patterned Paper

I was wondering if this would be too much pattern on one card, but I think the floral pattern on the flower and leaves actually gives it more texture and dimension.  The only stamping I did on this card was the secondary sentiment and I used the new Altenew Obsidian crisp pigment ink.  It really did a nice job showing the detail in the small letters on the sentiment.

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