19 November 2014

Distress Tree card and die cut inlay technique


Today's card is made for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge to use their exclusive products.  

I have this very pretty Merry Christmas die and decided to use the inlay die cut technique I saw over on Jennifer McGuire's blog a long time ago.  Basically I cut out the die and then put it back in place after embossing it with gold. 

I am also using the Tim Holtz tree that I colored with distress inks.  I used:

Mowed Lawn
Festive Berries
Gathered Twigs

This stamp set also came with dies to match (which I LOVE), so I die cut the ornaments and adhered them with pop dots. 

And here's a close up of the die cut inlay.  It was pretty easy....the hardest part was replacing all the small loopy pieces!  I need glasses for that!  :)

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  1. such a pretty holiday card! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  2. lovely holiday card, friend! Very cute! I'm your newest follower, come and follow me too!

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  3. I love that die cut sentiment, Kathryn! It is so perfect for this wonderful Christmas tree!!

  4. Pretty card- love the colors and the tree is awesome....think I may have it too.... : ) Love the gold die cut- fab look!