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Jenny Barnett Rohrs demonstrates an inlaid die cutting technique to create card designs.

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Inlaid Die-Cutting Technique and Card
By Jenny Barnett Rohrs

adore card.jpg

Inlaid Die-Cutting sounds pretty fancy...but really, it's just the process of using ALL the pieces from a die cut (manual or electronic) and using the positive and negative shapes together so that you fit the pieces back together to make a flat design, rather than layering them on top.

And best of all? You get TWO versions of every card! (I love a two-fer!)

Materials needed:

  1. Brother ScanNCut-home and hobby cutting machine.
  2. Dies or artwork
  3. Glitter Paper (I used the Glitter Stack from DCWV because it won't rub off.)
  4. Complementary cardstock for the base.
  5. Ribbon
  6. Stick On glitter Gems
  7. Score Tape 2" width OR a tape runner and sticky tape

First, let's cut our images. These are the directions for the digital version.

  1. Select a heart shape. Resize it to about 3.5 inches.
  2. Select the word "adore" from the image library, and drag it into the heart shape. Resize it so it fits!
  3. Place glitter paper on the cutting mat, and cut out.
  4. Repeat with the second sheet of glitter paper.
  5. (If you're fancy, you can link the images together, and then copy the whole thing to a different part of the mat. Then you can load the mat with your two papers and just cut once.)

Now for the "Inlay" part! carefully remove all the piece- keep special track of the tiny bits, like the inside of the "a" and "d'- they like to escape from you!

  1. Lay your heart RIGHT SIDE DOWN on top of a non-stick mat or wax paper. Lay a piece of Scor-Tape across the opening for your word. Use more than one piece if you need to, and make sure it doesn't hang off the edges.
  2. Flip the heart right side up. Using the second color of paper, lay the die-cut word into the negative space. You can use an awl to position it, and then use your finger to burnish it down.
  3. Now use the inside of the letters from the same paper as used to cut the heart shape to fill in the empty spaces of the word.
  4. Now you can add your inlaid image to a card, scrapbook, or gift bag- the adhesive is already on the back!

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Jenny Barnett Rohrs & Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

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