Floral Hearts Dies Inlaid Diecut Technique AYSI268

by Joanne James11. February 2022 13:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a fun 'fill in the blank' challenge:


A favourite technique - how fun! I decided to choose inlaid diecut technique as one of my favourite techniques to share with you today and decided to have another crack at the inspiration photo over at The Card Concept, this time with a clean and layered card (you can see my earlier clean and simple entry here in case you missed it). I was totally inspired by the greenery and pink flowers of that beautiful heart and the texture of the white brick wall behind and where better to turn to demonstrate the inlaid diecut technique than my trusty Floral Heart Dies - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Floral Hearts Dies and Inlaid Diecuts - I cut out the main heart from a piece of green ink-washed watercolour paper and added some additional pieces of foliage as the basis for my heart wreath, then used the separate flower dies to cut out the flowers in both Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo. Before brushing out the pieces from the petals of the flower outlines, I carefully used some Press 'n' Seal to lift the pieces out in the same position. I then adhered the outline pieces to some scrap cardstock, and carefully inlaid the alternative colourway into the outline pieces. This gives a selection of two-tone flowers with all pieces intact. I love to use just the outlines of these flowers, but think they look really pretty with their infills too. This technique is quite fiddly with small pieces, however is really easy when larger diecuts are involved, such as the new Tropical Layers Dies, for example.

Textured Brick - I used the Bricks and Mortar 3D embossing folder to add texture to the base of my card; this is a great way to add detail and interest to plain white cardbase.

My Heart Is Tied To Yours - Finally, in addition to some pearls and a simple double bow, I added a banner with my favourite sentiment from the 'Eden's Garden' stamp set:


Is that not just the nicest greeting someone can see when they open a card? I think so. My card is already in the mail to someone who has been having a tough time lately and I'm hoping when she reads this it will truly warm her heart and let her know I'm thinking of her.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

JoAnn B.
JoAnn B.United States
2/11/2022 3:39:20 PM #

Your inlaid heart die cut is so pretty Joanne, and it looks great on the white brick embossed background. Love your card. TFS

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/11/2022 5:45:29 PM #

So very gorgeous, Joanne!  I always forget to do inlaid, such a stunning effect - and brilliant with this set!  Love that loving wreath over the bricks, too!  And perfect pearl accents to go with!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/12/2022 7:37:27 AM #

A masterful exhibition of this technique, JoAnne. I love this technique too, although it tests my patience and I don't often do it ... only for special occasions. Isn't the Take Your Pick Tool so useful for doing this?

Karen Letchworth
Karen LetchworthUnited States
2/12/2022 10:46:15 PM #

This is beautiful and inspiring, Joanne.  Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept, and please join us again soon.
Karen L, DT
The Card Concept Challenge

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/13/2022 9:44:11 PM #

Just gorgeous!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. HendersonUnited States
2/14/2022 2:26:51 AM #

I LOVE your beautiful paper inlay technique! You are an expert! The colors look so pretty too! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
2/14/2022 12:42:43 PM #

Those dies are gorgeous! I love how you layered them on the brick and the colors are wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/14/2022 3:50:41 PM #

There's that sweet sentiment again! I love your pretty heart wreath and it pops beautifully against the brick wall embossed background. Vicky x

2/14/2022 8:59:22 PM #

Your card is beautiful. You've managed to make it look delicate even though so much is textured. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept.

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
2/15/2022 10:36:20 PM #

This is such a beauty Joanne!  I don't do the inlaid die cuts much and when I look at this card I wonder why!  Between the brick background and sweet pearls, I am in heaven!  Gorgeous with a capital G!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
2/15/2022 11:04:05 PM #

This is such a beautiful heart-warming card, Joanne! The sentiment almost made me tear up a bit. I'm sure your friend will feel very cared for! You went to a lot of painstaking work to achieve this intricate look! And I love the brick wall texture in the background too!

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