Hey, thanks for stopping by!
Today I created several colorful backgrounds. I was in a very @catherinepooler mood. With the exception of the MFT HI die from the “Hello There” Die-Namic, everything I used is from her collection.
I enjoy doing several different techniques, but one of my favorite is inlaid die cutting. I have always enjoyed building puzzles and to me, this is very similar, especially with a die that has many pieces.
To start, I inked 6 panels of very inexpensive cardstock with Catherine Pooler inks. I chose inexpensive card stock because I wanted the highs and lows in color that you get when ink blending on low quality cardstock. I used Seafoam, Skylight and Aquatini for the blue/green panels. I used Royal Treatment, Flirty Fuchsia and Pixie Dust for my purple/pink panels.
I then used the “Stained Glass Cover Plate Die” and cut out a panel in white cardstock and black cardstock. I took the die and cut out each panel that I had inked with the die. From there, I just inserted the cut pieces in a pattern I liked. I was able to make 2 cards from each set of three inked panels. I probably could have made three, but I miss placed a lot of the littler pieces.
Below are the blue/green ink panels I created. I kept the pieces inside the inked panels until I needed them, then I popped them out. I covered the card base completely with adhesive (used my ATG adhesive), then I put the black or white out line on to the card base. Because there was adhesive all over the back, I just needed to place each piece into the each section. I used my Quickstick for all of the little pieces.
I hope you give this techniques a try. It was a little time consuming, but I love the results!
Enjoy your day,