Butterfly Card With Inlaid Die-Cutting Technique
White cardstock - Bielo
Black cardstock - local buy
Distress inks - Salty ocean, evergreen Bough, fired brick, squeezed lemon
Viva decor Inka Gold paint
Sentiment stamp- Mudra
Archival Black ink
Gold glitter Washi tape
Tweezer-to hold the delicate die cuts
Making process :-
- I started off by die-cutting the butterfly from a 4 by 5 ¼ inches sized card panel. That would give us the negative space that we’ll be using for this card. Around this negative space, I sponged some distress ink(evergreen bough) lighly and splattered some inka gold paint mixed with water and kept it aside for drying.
- For inlaid die-cutting technique, I decided to obtain the butterfly die-cuts in different colours like black, red, yellow and blue, which were done by watercolouring using distress inks over the pieces of water colour paper and running these through my Big Shot Plus machine with the butterfly die. The sandwich created was >> Big Shot Plus platform >> Cutting Plate>> Butterfly die facing upwards>>>paper>>>cutting plate.
- I also die cut a butterfly from a black card stock.
- Now, for this card, I decided to keep the black outline of the butterfly die cut and the smaller pieces from the coloured butterfly die-cuts.
- I took a 4 ¼ and 5 ½ inches sized folded card as my base and decided to give it an intricate border using the beautiful border die from Sizzix Hello doily die set. This die set has total number of 7 intricate dies, and all of them are just so pretty, but here I decided to use just one of the border dies because I thought it would go well with the whole composition of my card.
- After I got my border, I added a touch of golden washi tape just above the border. Then I adhered the card panel(with the negative butterfly die cut space) over the card base.
- I applied some glue inside the negative space so that the die cuts that are going to be inlaid inside that space would hold well.
- Now I began to arrange my black and coloured butterfly die cut pieces inside the negative space. Started off first by placing the black butterfly outline with the help of a tweezer, then the coloured pieces and the tiniest of pieces at last. This is just like joining together the pieces of a puzzle game.
- After I placed all the pieces together, I stamped my sentiment using the archival black ink and added the sequins. I also added some shimmer over the butterfly using my wink of stella clear pen. Sadly, it’s not very clear in the pictures but it has a subtle shimmer to it in real.
- Inlaid die-cutting is a very creative technique that gives beautiful and effective results. I just love how the butterfly pops beautifully against a subtle background.
I hope you liked my post today and feel inspired to try this technique. Please let me know if you have any doubts. Your feedback is most welcome.
Thanks for stopping by today. Will be back with something new next week. Till then, have a beautiful week !