Welcome to Day 2 of our week long new techniques by our designers! Yesterday we shared two gorgeous techniques from Mynn and Nupur. If you missed it, please click here. Today, Jo and myself are here sharing an inlaid die technique and Bokeh technique too. Let’s get started with Jo!

“Hi everyone, today’s card is all about trying new techniques. Today’s technique is die cutting inlay, this technique taught me how to really maximize the use of my dies.

I was able to use the Fancy Labels Die 3 and create layers with the oval die in the centre of the already die cut label. Instead of placing the layers on top of each other I inlaid the oval in the die cut.

Inspired by Stamping, Jo Herbert, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Fancy Labels 3 stamp set, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Inlaid Die technqiue, thinking of you card, birthay card

For the centre panel I have not only used the die to cut through 2 layers of designer series paper from  Vintage Floral Paper pad I created a very thin border for the main centre where I die cut and I also penciled outside the die and hand cut around it.

Inspired by Stamping, Jo Herbert, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Fancy Labels 3 stamp set, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Inlaid Die technqiue, thinking of you card, birthay card

I also used the oval co-ordinating die in the centre main die cut shape and inlaid  / nestled into the centre panel with a desinger series paper.  The border imaged used is from the Fancy Labels 3 stampset and the sentiment is from Cute Circles.

To embellish the card I have used some flowers from Inspired By Stamping beautiful flowers collection. Behind the flowers I have used a taffeta whisper white ribbon tied into a bow placed behind the flowers.  I have added some extra pearls around the card to add that extra bit of class to it.

I hope this inspires you to think of ways to maximize use of your dies that you already have in your stash.

Fancy Labels Stamp set

Cute Circles

Vintage Floral Paper Pad Collection

Fancy Labels Die 3

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster

Today, I am sharing two clean and simple cards using two different technqiues that I have personally never tried before. I am truly stepping out of my comfort zone today!

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I was on Facebook the other day and saw this gorgeous watercolor background and just knew that I had to give this a try!

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Here is what I came up with! I used three different watercolors and spread the ink with lots of water. I am going to do a tutorial for this background this Sunday so stay tune for our Sunday Designer Feature!

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Words Of Inspiration stamp set, watercolor background, CAS card (2)

After the ink dried, I stamped our Words Of Inspiration sentiment using Black permanent ink. I just love how this turned out! Simple yet the background is so beautiful!

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Big Hello stamp set, bokeh technique, CAS card

For my second card, I was so inspired by Jo Herbert’s bokeh card a few weeks ago on her blog. Click Here for details. I just had to give this a try. Our techniques were slightly different as I used my watercolors and she used her ink refills. Both techniques turned out pretty well!

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Big Hello stamp set, bokeh technique, CAS card (2)

For my sentiment, I used our new Big Hello stamp set. I just adore this background. You could use all sorts of different combinations.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s new techniques post! We will be back tomorrow with a great tutorial by Nicole! See you then!

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