Hello everyone. It’s Sunday and I have a one layer card to share using the inlaid die cutting technique.
I haven’t seen a sailboat stamp I really liked, so when I saw this image online, I knew I had to buy it. BUT (and here’s the kicker) this wasn’t a stamp! The image that I saw was actually a die from Penny Black called Out To Sea. Now the dilemma–Should I still buy it?
Of course, I bought it. Otherwise, I couldn’t have made this card. 😉 I took the die (pictured left above) and created my own custom stamp from fun foam (pictured right above). You may have noticed that I was able to reverse the image. I used a temporary adhesive to adhere my custom fun foam stamp to an acrylic block. In this case, I used my 2-way glue pen, allowing it to dry clear for the temporary adhesive before pressing it to the block. This is one great way to stretch your dies.
I inked up my “stamp” with VersaMark and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then watercolored with distress inks. Once it dried, I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle die with stitching on both sides of the cut line. I used the 3rd and 4th largest dies to cut a stitched frame from thick white cardstock.
Next I dry embossed the thick cardstock by running it through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder. With the pieces die cut out, I inlaid them back into the thick dry embossed cardstock before die cutting the happy sentiment below. I mounted this piece onto a white card base and then inlaid a black happy die cut to finish. With everything inlaid, this is a one layer card.
UPDATED: I forgot to add that I left the sentiment with just happy to be filled in later once I decide what type of card I want it to be (ie. birthday, Father’s Day, etc.)