Faux Inlaid Die Cutting

Hello, again! Today I’m going to share a card with you that I made using a technique that I’m going to call “faux inlaid die cutting” because instead of using a die I’m going to be using a punch. This is a fun way to utilize those supplies that you may not often use.

To begin, I cut a green panel from the Core’dinations Bountiful Harvest paper pack at 3.75” x 5”. I used an embossing folder to get a beautiful foliage impression on it.
Next, I used a punch to cut out three leaf shapes. Using a tiny bit of adhesive I placed them along the bottom of the green panel. Using the leaves as a guide I turned my punch upside down so that I knew I was punching exactly where I wanted to.

After I removed the punched leaves my panel looked like so.

I then cut a sheet of Martha Stewart cardstock in Camomile down to 4”x 5.25”.

After that, I adhered my green panel to the yellow panel. I think this looks really awesome and would make a great card as is.

I punched a few more leaves from some glitter paper that I had in my stash.
Then, I began laying them inside the punched spaces.
I tied a bit of twine around my base, added some dimensional droplets, and adhered the card front to an A2 sized base I made from 130# Brown Bag Card Stock in Kraft.

Then, using Gold Glitter Paper, I die cut a simple sentiment. I love this glitter paper because it doesn’t shed at all.

Finally, I adhered the sentiment to the card.

There you have it. An easy way to achieve an inlaid die cut card without using dies. I hope that this will inspire you to look at your punches and see what you can make!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and look at my card. If you’re interested you can find me on Instagram, over on my blog, and on Facebook.

Have a great day!

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