Monday, July 18, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Inlaid Die Cutting

Creating flat yet intricate cards is desirable, especially when you want to mail your little masterpieces. Today we're going to look at how to achieve superb Inlaid Die Cutting

Today's video will give you a closer look at inlaid die cutting. Stephanie gives you a step-by-step process for how to inlay like a pro. Watch the video below or click here (MFTv - Creating a Die Cut Inlay Background) to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

What a nifty way to play with our vast array of Die-namics, right? The possibilities are endless!

Let's take a look at a few examples of some projects that feature inlaid die cutting. 

Our Centerpieces Die-namics are perfect for inlaying. Julie die cut the Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics from a white card stock panel and then die cut it again several times with various colors of card stocks. With this technique, you can choose any color combination your heart desires!

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Happy Birthday Centerpieces, Blueprints 2, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Jody went inlay crazy on this design! First, she die cut the End of the Rainbow Die-namics in a spectrum of color, and then she die cut the word fabulous from the completed rainbow and layered it into the rainbow. Very fun!

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Birdie Brown Magical Unicorns stamp set, Inside & Out Stitched Stars, End of the Rainbow, and Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics #mftstamps

Younsun stamped a gorgeous background with the Flashy Florals stamp set and then inlaid her sentiment using the Happy Birthday to You Die-namics. SO lovely! Leaving the centers of the letters to  allow the kraft card stock to peek through is a great way to make inlaid die cutting legible. 

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hurt featuring Flashy Florals stamp set, Happy Birthday to You and Stitched Strip Die-namics #mftstamps

You will LOVE experimenting with inlaid die cutting. Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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  1. Awesome cards ladies and great tutorial Steffanie! your card was so cute! TFS

  2. Happy to see flat, yet intricate cards, showcased today! While I like fancy layered cards as much as the next person, I always need flat cards as many of them are mailed. Great ideas.

  3. I love the inlay technique, since I mail most of my cards. I love the dimensional look without the weight

  4. Does this ever happen to you guys? I think I have a birch tree die but I'm not sure...hmmm.The little forest friends stamp set is so cute. Love this sweet one layer card with loads of detail!

  5. Enjoyed this video!! Beautiful card!! Love the inlay technique.

  6. Thanks for the video on inlaying. I will have to try this technique since your card turned out so cute.

  7. Love inlaid die cutting. Love all the card samples. Great video as always, Stephanie. Very cute critter card and the inlaid birch tree background looked awesome.