27 February 2017

Birthday Inlay


A cheerful glittery birthday card with die cuts that are inlaid for a smooth cool look. Now where's the cake?

Supplies


Putting It Together

This is a pretty simple card, die cut three different card stocks and piece them together like inlaid tile.


First, the layout. I wanted something pretty simple but still impactful. I chose a border die from Spellbinders, a motif from Impression Obsession, and a circle die to frame the motif from Lifestyle. To add to them, I chose a sentiment from a Stampin' Up set (one of the 2017 Sale-a-bration sets). I decided to have my circle motif on a layer above the rest of the card.


I die cut the circle from the first glitterstock and the birthday motif from both. I also cut a base circle from scrap white cardstock. I put adhesive on the base and added the first glitterstock. I then inlaid the 2nd's negative pieces for the cake background and decorations.


The finished cake motif.


For the card front, I die cut the border line in a white panel. Then, I put two lines of Scor-tape behind the die cut. I die cut the inlay colour and fit those pieces into the card face for a smooth single layer.


I'm missing a couple little dots, but those are directly behind the area where the motif will be. 


I used foam mounting tape on the motif to pop it up and add some dimension. Alternatively, I could have cut a circle from the card from and inlaid the motif for a completely smooth look.



Challenges

Seize the Birthday: Inlay Die Cutting
Less Is More: Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use Your Words
Crafty Friends: All That Glitters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes




9 comments:

  1. You had me at Sparkly!! Great CAS design and so happy to have you with us at Seize the Birthday and please come again real soon!

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  2. Hard to go wrong with glitter! Terrific take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  3. Wow, fabulous! Loving the glitter and the humour! The border line with inlaid dots looks great. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  4. What a great idea to inlay with glitter card, really effective and no bulk. Great take on our sketch.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  5. IMPRESSIVE technique deployed for your fab LIM card today

    Kathyk

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  6. Great card, love your glittery cake
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  7. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘All that Glitters’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  8. very cute
    thanks for joining at less is more this week
    jen x

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  9. This is very nice. Love the clean style and of course the glitter. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx

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