For today’s look at the new June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp I thought I’d go with an inlaid die cutting technique. Inlaid die cutting is not new and neither is this circular design – I’ve used similar several times before. In fact I used a very similar design with last month’s card kit. This type of design allows for many different patterned papers to be used which really shows the coordinated range well and also can mute the brightness of bold patterns by using just a touch of the stronger ones among more of the subtler patterns. Last month my circles were added with lots of dimension, this time it was all about the inlaying!
Starting with a White 3¼ x 4¾ panel cut a Stitched Circle from the top left. Cut a circle matching circle from orange patterned paper and pop in, keeping in place by using printer paper with adhesive on the backside of the panel. Add the Smile die cut from White and then position a Nested Circle to cut into the orange circle. Repeat going down the panel, with different patterned papers and combining the Stitched Circles and Nested Circles dies to vary the presence or absence of stitching for a little extra interest. On the final pink circle add the Smile die cut again. Run through the die cutter one more time with no dies. The process of running the panel through the cutter flattens the die cuts, so the top Smile die cut on the orange circle has been flattened by the subsequent die cutting. By running through one more time, the Smile die cut on the pink circle will match. Finally, stamp the sentiment from Happy & Smile in Versamark on a Lovely Day banner die cut from Black card and White heat emboss, foam mount and add a sprinkling of enamel dots.
You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card kit of the month program for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling where you can also buy many of the elements of the kit separately. Clicking here takes you directly to this June edition of the Kit :D
And if you are interested, here’s a link to last month’s circles card so you can see that a similar design can give totally different results!
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