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Heat embossed die-cut inlay

Today’s cards use heat embossed die-cut inlay to create bold statement cards. The die-cut inlay I have used on these cards has quite a simple shape as I wanted to create cards that provide inspiration for this months WOW! Embossing Fabs Facebook group challenge which is repeating patterns. However, you can adapt this technique for any die-cut inlay you have in mind, so do not be afraid to experiment. What’s more, to add a touch of sparkle, I’ve used an embossing glitter to add a little more shine!

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heat embossed die-cut inlay

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heat embossed die-cut inlay

Creating with embossing glitter

To create the heat embossed die-cut inlay, we need to first create an embossing glitter cardstock to die-cut from. First, use your WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink to apply ink directly to a piece of cardstock before covering it with Aquamarine embossing glitter from the Gemstone Trio from Tracy Scott.

Heat set the powder from beneath the cardstock and if you want to intensify the colour, you can add another layer of powder. 

creating the die-cut inlay

To create the die-cut inlay pattern, use the Altenew Nesting Frames die. Before die-cutting, place them on a mat with the cutting side facing down, and make sure they’re evenly spaced apart. Next use some low tack tape to temporarily attached them together so you can die-cut multiple times and ensure all the frames are the same size.

Run the nesting frames through a die-cutting machine with your embossed glitter cardstock. Without removing the tape, run the dies through your die-cutting machine again, but this time with some white cardstock and teal cardstock as well.

building the repeating pattern

For the inlay, we need to adhere the die-cuts down, so add some double sided tape to a piece of scrap card. Next adhere the frames down, alternating between the heat embossed die-cuts and the white card. Once I have popped all the frames in,  trim off any excess of the scrap card. 

For the floral stamps, use the Hero Arts Dreams Will Blossom stamp set, and heat emboss these in Opaque Bright White embossing powder onto watercolour cardstock. After it is heat set, you can colour the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. 

Assembling the card

Before assembling the card, add a little more interest to the background by adding paint splatters using the Gansai Tambai Starry Colors palette.

For these cards, add the die-cut inlay panels off to one side over hanging the edge and foam mount the florals onto the panels. Next, use a guillotine to them trim off the excess that over hangs. The sentiments on these cards are from the Dreams Will Blossom stamp set, heat embossed in Opaque Bright white and Primary Ebony embossing powder before fussy cutting them out.

 

Lastly, the cards are finished off with Lucy’s cards Sprinkles Glamorous Circles in gold in a variety of sizes. 

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Dreams Will Blossom - Hero Arts
Dreams Will Blossom – Hero Arts
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Nesting Frames Die - Altenew
Nesting Frames Die – Altenew
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Dreams Will Blossom Die - Hero Arts
Dreams Will Blossom Die – Hero Arts
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Primary Ebony - WOW!
Primary Ebony – WOW!
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Gemstone Trio by Tracy Scott - WOW! Embossing Powder
Gemstone Trio by Tracy Scott – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Adriatic Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Adriatic Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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