Sunday, August 25, 2013

Die Cut Inlay a la Jennifer!

I have long admired Jennifer McGuire's clean style and her eye for colour and her obvious ability to come up with technique after technique after technique.... Jennifer just recently posted a video on how she created two cards from her "Die Cut Inlay" technique, you can find it HERE.  I have to tell you that it was the colours which captured my eye first and then I looked at the technique.

As for me, I do not have her sense of vibrant colours, so I simply went looking around for some scraps of paper on my desk and made my card.  I also only had one set of dies where the one die can fit neatly inside the other, so my choice of design was a tad limited.  Nevertheless, I still like how it turned out.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); other - scraps
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: PTI (Boutique Borders: Birthday Stamp Set); Hero Arts (Lattice Background)
Other: die (PTI)

You can really see the "inlaid" pieces in real life and that is what makes it more special I think.  It's a double inlay, the white outer part of the flower as well as the inner patterned part.

Now I have the two opposite pieces that I can go and make a card with, which is what I am off to do now.

Have a fabulous day!

11 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

This is amazing, Brenda! Love how this turned out. Also, love that you can basically get 2 for 1 when you use the the leftovers :) Great job! I am a fan of Jennifer McGuire also :)

Maureen Morton said...

Ah....I saw what Jennifer did and was anxious to try it. So glad you got to it first and worked out the "bugs". Love the look and that you gave it a try. Nice, Brenda!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great card! I learnt a lot by reading your explanations...thanks Brenda!

Lisa said...

What a fun design Brenda! I have these floral dies too, I'll have to give this a try!

Dawn Turley said...

This is just stunning Brenda. The colours look amazing together and the die inlay is perfect. Jennifer is very inspiring.

Rosemary said...

really fun card, Brenda... looks like the dies worked perfectly for you!

Trinh said...

I just watched Jennifer's video this morning. Cool take on her technique!

Sandy said...

Well you should like the way it turned out - wonderful card!
sandy

Arlene said...

Beautifully done. Perfect!

Nat said...

awesome technique! Jennifer is so inspiring and so are you. Love this card you have created !!! :)

Lisa said...

This is cool, B- I need to try this technique :)