Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dimensional Inlay with Spellbinders

Hey everyone!  I'm sharing a CAS techniquey card today featuring this gorgeous Rosy Summer Flowers die by Stephanie Low for Spellbinders.

It's such a gorgeous die that I wanted to keep all the attention on the die.  I first cut the die twice using black cardstock.  One piece was set aside.  Then I cut a wide strip of dark red cardstock to use at the bottom of my panel.  

I wanted to do an inlay technique, and I wanted it to spill over onto that red panel, so I positioned the die so a portion of the leaves and flower were on the red piece and die cut it.  This die cut strip was then adhered to my white base panel, and the black outline piece was adhered to the panel, with the bottom portion inlaid into the red strip.

I then cut portions of the die using two colors of green cardstock and three colors of red.  These pieces were then inlaid into the black outline piece.  I used the darkest red in the center of the flower and the lightest on the outside.  The difference in color was a little too subtle at first, so I just colored over the middle pieces with my C3 Copic marker to darken it up a bit.

To add some really lovely dimension and shine, I took that second black outline piece I had set aside, pressed my Versamark pad into it, and clear embossed.  I did this several times to get a more substantial/puffy layer and then adhered it over the first black die cut, but only the flower portion - I love the extra movement and dimension you get when you leave those loose.  If you get the embossed die cut piece a little smudged when adhering it, no worries, just zap it again with a heat gun and you're good to go.

The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral Shadow set and was stamped in Versamark and clear embossed, and I added a few clear Nuvo drops to finish things off.