Colorful Die-cut Inlay

Happy Father’s Day! Do you need a Father’s Day card for that special cat dad in your life? Well, I’ve got the card for you! I used several colors of the Cut Cardstock Basis cardstock for today’s project. This cardstock is vibrant and cuts like a dream!

I used four colors of the Basis cardstock: Light yellow, Blue, Red and Aqua. I also used the Canvas Textured Wedding Cake White cardstock for my base panel of the background. I used A2 sized pieces of this cardstock – one that I cut out using the paw print background die and the other I cut down to size to be just slightly smaller than the paw print background piece. One thing that makes this technique so much easier is to use a piece of double sized adhesive that is the size of the background panel.

I cut the paw print background die from the four pieces of colored cardstock, as well one piece of the white canvas textured cardstock.

I took the backing sheet off of one side of the double sided adhesive and put that onto the front of the full (not die cut) piece of white cardstock and then took off the top liner of the adhesive. The white die cut panel is then placed over top of the adhesive so that the adhesive sticky is showing through all of the paw prints and hearts. This is where we will inlay the paw pieces and hearts – having that sticky layer showing through makes it so easy to do this technique!

I used a jewel picker to pick up the small hearts from the red piece and put them all in place.

For the paw prints, since there are so many small pieces, I placed the whole blue piece over top of the background piece and lined it up. It was easy at this point to use my tool to push down each little piece into its place. This way made it a breeze!

I repeated the steps for each of the three colors of paw prints – blue, aqua and light yellow.

To start the assembly of the card, I used a piece of the blue cardstock and cut out a large circle from the middle – this way I could still use that same piece as a mat layer for my background panel – this is a good way to conserve cardstock! I also cut out a white circle that I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” and “From the Cats” and put a die cut assembled kitten in the middle. I used some copics on the kitten to add some stripes.

Once I had that all assembled, I glued the panel down onto a card base. I LOVE the precut and pre-scored card bases that you can get at Cut Cardstock – they are are available in a variety of weights and are cut and scored perfectly! They are also available in a variety of sizes, but since I mainly make A2 cards, I ordered the 110# in A2 size. This should keep me supplied with card bases for quite a while!

I just love how this card turned out – I have a couple cat dads in my life, and they would love this card!

I would love to see all your colorful creations using the Basis Cardstock – tag me on Instagram: @purple_puppy_papercrafting

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