Progressive Cardmaking Class 2 Day 4

This day was about inlaid die cutting and jazzing up those dies.

I created a beginner card. I had this butterfly die set out, so decided to use it for this card. The set has a detailed die as well as a solid layer, which is often called a shadow. I cut the shadow out of vellum to had a place to glue the detailed pieces of the other die cut. I glued the black butterfly outline to the vellum, then after cutting the detailed die out of patterned paper, I left the patterned paper in the die. I placed the patterned paper over the black butterfly, using a glue pen, applied the pieces one at a time. I found it easier to keep the pieces in the die, dab the glue to the vellum, then press the pieces into the black piece with a pokey tool. I hope this makes sense. In the class, she was using a sticky ended pick-up tool to grab each piece, add a dab of glue than place the piece into the die cut. Both ways work, but I found it easier to not pull each piece out before applying the glue.

My butterfly needed movement and I had a stamp set laying there with this movement image. In the class for the intermediate or advanced lesson, she used Nuvo drops to add color into her detailed die cut. I am a novice at Nuvo drops and own one bottle, so I used it on the motion image. I thought it was clear, but it seemed to have color. I added shimmer to the butterfly. I have done inlaid die cutting before, but not with this image and it has been quite a while.

12 thoughts on “Progressive Cardmaking Class 2 Day 4

    1. Thanks! The paper is white and the ink is Memento Tuxedo Black. I guess it picked up color from the ink. I think it works with the colors of the patterned paper in the butterfly. I will mail it to someone.

  1. This is a beautiful card Lisa. I love that you added the movement to it. What a great way to do the inlay, too. It’s always time consuming to do it piece by piece.

    1. Thanks! I found that I do not have the patience for inlaying piece by piece. Keeping them in the die made it easier and worked well for me.

  2. Beautiful, Lisa, the inlaid colors into your butterfly is softly subtle and striking. Love the flourish movement trail for your image.

  3. Fabulous card Lisa. You are way beyond beginner and this card shows it. Love how you explained the process and the end result is beautiful.

    1. Thanks! Each class seems to add something a little different to each card. I am using what I own, rather than purchasing exactly what Justine is using, so I keep adapting as I see fit. Day 5 is all about shaker cards. I will photograph mine and post sometime today. Now onto Day 6.

  4. The butterfly is gorgeous with the inlay. The Nuvo drops turned out great too. They’re a bit of a challenge for me but really add a nice touch. Thanks for including the great details.

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