Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two Tone Inlays

I have had a lot of fun the past couple of days playing around with a modified die cut inlay technique. I had seen this pretty card from Arizona Maine/Angela and was intrigued by the two tone inlay in the corner. I pulled out my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die and went to town. My first cards featured this week's splitcoast color combo: Pool Party with black and white. I went back today and took some step by step photos showing how I achieved the look. Here are the first cards I made.

Here is one of the cards I made today in a different color combo. I'm not as pleased with the placement of the die this time.
I also dry embossed this one for the inlaid embossed look. Here are the step by step photos of the process.
Cut 3 different colors of cs into A2 (4 1/4"x 5 1/2") bases as well as 4"x5 1/4" pieces.

Die cut the first piece with a die that will look pretty in the corner

Take the reverse of the piece you just cut and carefully place it over the second color piece in the corner, lining up the edges well.

Place the die into the reverse and diecut the 2nd color

You may find that you prefer to place the die into the reverse and then lay the 2nd piece over it....either way works well.

Here I have the white base and am assembling the lower solid corner in the 2nd color with the diecut of the third color. Hope you have as much fun as I have with this technique whether you dry emboss or leave it plain. I just love getting 4 fairly quick cards out of the three diecut pieces!


  1. Love this technique. Quick yet elegant cards. Thank you.

  2. Gail, this is amazing! Thanks for the clear instructions. I am definitely going to try this technique -- I love it!!!

  3. Wow! Love this inlaid die technique. Gorgeous cards!! TFS!!!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous! I saw your newest card and had to visit and tell you how much I love these and wish the beautiful Scripture verses you've added! What wonderful cards...thank you for sharing and doing the tutorial! Hugs!

  5. It took me a trial run to get the sequencing and the pieces right, but it's a nice result.