Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Die Cut Negative Inlay

Inspired by Pinterest.

I wanted to try the die cut negative inlay using the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die.

I definately stepped out of my box...I'm getting braver with putting colors together.  

I wasn't happy with the card at first.  I couldn't figure out what to put on the front to give it pizzazz.  Nothing was working.  The idea of adding the bird hit me all of a sudden, and now I really like how these turned out.

Hint:  If you want an embossed background, emboss it first before cutting out the flourish. If you cut out the flourish first then emboss the cardstock, it slightly distorts the die cut opening, and the inlay doesn't fit as tight.  I hope that makes sense.