Friday, September 15, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques / September 2017 / Inlaid & Lifted Die Cut Cards




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.
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So for my card this month I made some Thank you notes to some of my friends that helped me out during this crazy month. I am working on a Wedding card with similar technique, will post when I get it complete to see what you think!

 I started by using a die cut to make the opening for my sentiment on my cream cardstock layer.  I used a stamp set that had a similar shape border and free cut around the image and raised it with some foam tape.  Having it a little higher than the base, made it pop.  

Here is a peek into the inside.. 
Always nice to add a little extra inside the card also!! 

                               My friends loved the card.  
Here are some great videos for more inspiration on this fun technique~



Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another fabulous technique!
~~SMILES~~
Jodie
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