Inlaid Holiday Cards | by Tracey McNeely

It is always exciting when we find ways to stretch the use of our products. Birch Press Design craft dies make beautiful cards with just one die and if you add the other layers to it your results are even more fabulous! Now if you add the inlay technique to your design it kicks it up even another notch and your results are extraordinary.

Today I am going to show you how you can use the fabulous Shimmer Snowflake Stackable frames to create two one layer cards by using the inverse die cuts to create the second card. All the pieces that are die cut are used up between the two cards.

For my cards I chose to use the Shimmer Snowflake Stackable frame B. A good mid-range size of snowflake. I cut one from red cardstock and one from silver shimmer cardstock keeping both the positive and negative pieces together from the inlaid technique.

I like to use spray adhesive when I am doing an inlaid die cut technique. I lightly spray the card base, then adhere the frame and then inlay the pieces from the alternate colour one card at time. It takes some time to inlay the pieces into the frame but the process is relaxing and the results are stunning! The amazing stitching detail from the die is accentuated even more with the shimmery paper and the inlaid pieces.

The second card came together much quicker than the first. Both cards are the same but look so different.

You could use this die is so many different colour combinations . You could even use the other layers if you wanted to add dimension.
I hope I inspired you to give this technique a try. Hope to see you again next week here on the Birch Press Design blog.

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