Carolyne’s hints & tips
Follow Carolyne’s helpful tips for creating cards with inlaid die-cuts
For fast results and a secure hold, use a double-sided adhesive sheet behind each aperture. This is the best (and least messy!) way to attach inlaid die-cuts, especially when you are working with lots of small or intricate shapes.
Place all of your die-cut shapes and negative pieces together on your work surface in order to decide on the layout before securing them. Experiment with lots of different combinations until you are happy with the final design.
Use low-tack tape when positioning your dies to ensure precision when die-cutting.
Use scraps for die-cutting the negative shapes to save paper. You can position the paper over just the areas that you need to avoid cutting whole pieces every time.
Combine multiple dies or overlap smaller shapes to create a larger design, which will have more impact on your card.
Use a mixture of plain and patterned papers in different colours or varying shades of the same colour for added interest. Use contrasting colours or patterns for the die-cut outline and negative shapes to
ensure that the design is clear.