How to make this card and tag
Carolyne shows you how to transform regular die-cut shapes into impressive embellishments for your cards
Most cardmakers have dies that are frequently used to embellish or add dimension to their cards, but these dies can also work brilliantly to make inlaid designs. Depending on the colours and dies used, they can create an effect that is similar to stained glass, wooden marquetry and stone mosaics. This technique is very versatile and can be used with a single simple die-cut shape or by combining multiple dies to build up a more detailed design.
For this set of cards, Carolyne used printable papers from Nitwit Collections that included both plain colours and patterns. These papers are perfect for summer cards, but this technique can be used for any occasion by simply changing the colours and dies to suit. She used a range of different dies, incorporating the inlaid elements in slightly different ways for each card to demonstrate the flexibility of this technique.
With the huge range of dies available, the possibilities are endless. You’re sure to have plenty of suitable dies in your stash, so you can start experimenting with this technique straight away!