How to make this card and tag

Carolyne shows you how to trans­form reg­u­lar die-cut shapes into im­pres­sive em­bel­lish­ments for your cards

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Knowhow | Technique -

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!

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