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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Die Cutting Inlay

My grandniece turns 18 tomorrow and we enjoyed a family celebration. Her gift money was enclosed in her birthday card.

The Ton Stamps, Altenew, My Favorite Things, Memory Box, Ranger, Tsukineko VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink, Kuretake Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers, Inlaid Die Cuts

It's been a while since I've used the Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers, by Kuretake. They're water-based and very nice to color with. After heat embossing with gold embossing powder, the floral image was colored with the brush markers. The stamped panel was then cut down to fit onto a 6.5" x 5" white rectangular card base. The "18!" was die cut out of the stamped panel, as well as 2 layers of white glossy card stock. After adhering the stamped panel onto the card base, with liquid glue, I inlaid the 2-layer die cut layers of the numbers, mounted with foam pop dots,, also remembering to save the inside pieces of the 8 from the stamped panel. The sentiment was stamped onto the white glossy card stock, heat set and die cut with a speech bubble die. I purposely did not add any further embellishments, i.e., sequins, droplets, etc., because she's not a frilly person. I'll apply the unused floral "18!" die cut on another card . . . another benefit of this technique.

If you need a quick card, this couldn't have been easier. We all need those type of cards, right?

The Ton "Riotous Wildflowers" background stamp

Altenew "Mega Greetings" sentiment (ALT 2229)

My Favorite Things Die-namics Die Set "By the Letters UC" (MFT-154)

My Favorite Things Die-namics Die Set "Essential Speech Bubbles" (MFT-1159)

Memory Box "Large Classic Number Set" 98437

Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink & VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink in Morning Mist

Ranger Embossing Powder in Queen's Gold

Kuretake Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers

110# White Card Stock for base card; 100# White Card Stock for stamped panel

White Glossy Card Stock for die cuts

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