Die Cut Inlay, Sympathy

Die Cut Inlay-Waffle Flower Crafts

Hello and welcome back to another blog post! Today I am showcasing the die-cut inlay technique, using some products from Waffle Flower Crafts.

To watch me make this card in detail, please watch the video below!

I started out by putting my craft mat on my work surface, and smooshing down Distress Oxide Inks directly onto the mat. For the blue/green cards, I used Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers and Weathered Wood. For the blue/purple cards, I used Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, and Milled Lavender. Once the colors are down, I just spray them with water from a Distress Sprayer, and drag some Bristol Smooth cardstock through the colors, and layer until I am happy with the results.

Once both of the inked panels were dry, I went ahead and die cut them both from the Waffle Flower Tile Panel Die. To keep all of the little pieces in the same place, I backed the die cut piece with press and seal, and gently peeled away the die. I also cut the background die from 2 pieces of Neenah 100lb cardstock.

Once all my die cutting was complete, it was time for me to do the inlay. I took the small triangle shapes from the white die cut backgrounds, and inlayed one of the inky panels. I then took the little inky triangle pieces that the die cut created, and inlayed them into the white background. This process was repeated for both cards. Then, I took sentiments from the Waffler Flower Here for You Stamp set, meant to coordinate with the die, and stamped on sentiments to the front of the card.

I love how these cards showcase two of my favorite techniques: an inky background and die cut inlay. What is your favorite technique for cardmaking? Let me know in the comments below!

Supplies are listed below.

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