Hi everyone! Today’s card is another entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.
I’m using a technique I’ve seen many card makers use but I have never tried. I’m trying die cut inlays today. Here is my card —
I started this card with a panel of thin copy paper. I cut some strips from the Neenah Creative Collection 18 color pack. This card stock is 65 lbs so it was the best choice for die cut inlay since the paper is quite thin. I purchased my paper pack at Target but you can definitely purchase it on Amazon as well. The colors I used for the strips were – Colonial Blue, Wisteria, Pulsar Pink, Tangerine, Citrus Yellow, and Lime Green. I attached the strips on the copy paper diagonally.
For the inlay part, I die cut the Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp and one of the banners from the Sizzix/Doodlebug Banner Die set on top of the striped paper. The pieces you get from there can be used for another card. Then I die cut both dies again from some Eclipse Black card stock which is part of the Neenah pack to keep the thickness of the paper the same. For the banner, I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks stamp set which coordinates with the die I used. I used VersaMark and the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it. I placed the black die cut pieces on their respective inlays.
For the card base, I wanted something heavier, so I adhered the striped panel on some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To finish the card, I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the black die cut pieces.
That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.
I couldn’t link the Neenah Creative Collection card stock paper below, so I am linking it here.