Saturday Stamping on Facebook Live this morning featured this fun card using a special “inlay” technique.
I was inspired to create this card from a sample displayed in our Annual Catalogue. This is not just a catalogue of products but a book full of inspiration and ideas for your paper crafting.
I thought it would be fun to take this idea and recreate it on a card.
There’s a video link at the end of this post, so if you need more detail watch that and all should be clear.
I began by stamping the Christmas tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set using Mossy Meadow classic ink on Pear Pizzaz cardstock. I punched out the trees using the Pine Tree punch and then die cut each tree using letters from the Playful Alphabet dies to create the word merry, one letter for each tree.
The red stripe inlay letters (MERRY) are cut from the gorgeous Heartwarming Hugs DSP. I carefully removed each letter from the die and laid it into the negative space on the christmas tree. A bit of double sided tape on the back of the tree will hold the inlaid letter in place.
With the trees complete I moved on to building the rest of my card. The card base is thick whisper white cut at 21 x 17.8cm and scored in half at 8.9cm. This gives me a long slim line card which will fit inside a DL size envelope. The front is covered with a piece of the beautiful Misty Moonlight starred DSP from the Trimming the Town suite.
The snow die cut panel along the base of the card is cut using a die from the Home Together dies. The die is designed for a standard card base so I had to extend the cut so that it would fit the width of the card. More details on how I did that in the video.
The Christmas greeting is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. The greeting actually says Merry Christmas but I’ve just partially inked the word Christmas using a Misty Moonlight Stampin Write marker.
I finished off the card with some of the stars from the All the Trimmings embellishments, one atop of each of the trees and one alongside the stamped greeting.
Are you ready to give the inlay technique a try? Watch the video for more detailed instructions.
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