Monday, November 7, 2016

Two Tone Inlay With A Flourish!

This is a reworking of my most popular post Two Tone Inlays. I bought the Flourish Frame bundle from SU with this layout and technique in mind and I am thrilled with the results. I love this new set with all the great sentiments and the intricate flourish!
Here are the finished two tone inlaid cards

Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, Tombow glue
Techniques: Inlaid Diecut

 I cut two white, a Pool Party and a black 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card bases and one each of the same colors cut 4x5 1/4" (If you want to do a card using the reverse diecuts you'll need one more 4 x 5 1/4" piece in one of the colors) 

Cut your first piece laying the flourish on an angle in the corner making sure the flourish goes off the edges. Remove the diecut piece carefully keeping as many of the small pieces in place as possible if you plan to use them in place as I did.

Lay one of the reverse pieces from your first cut over the top of your second piece. Then place the die into the space above (or below if you use the top piece) then diecut your 2nd color. Remove the diecut flourish again. 

Repeat with the third color

Here I'm showing how I carefully remove the already cut piece while holding the die in place (I like to do this to prevent any accidental second cutting of the already cut piece)

Get your base ready and then flip over your first reverse diecut top piece and add glue (I'm using Tombow Monomulti Liquid)

Line your piece up leaving an 1/8" margin around the top and sides. 

Inlay your next 3rd color diecut piece. I had a tiny piece of reverse that wasn't attached to the main piece that I had to carefully put back into place. Stamp your sentiment and you're done with the first card! Now you've got two more to do just the same way!

And here are two made with the leftover reverse pieces (I had to cut an extra base and extra diecut to get another reversee due to gluing a black piece in the reverse direction by mistake) I included it so you can see how the reverse diecut looks reversed!
I just take one of the leftover bottom reverse pieces and glue it to the bottom of my white base leaving the 1/8" margins. I then glued the top reverse piece (from diecutting a fourth 4 x 5 1/4" colored piece) leaving a space where the diecut would be. I embossed my sentiments in white on the black pieces. I love making cards where you get multiple cards!
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, White ep
Techniques: Reverse Diecut, Embossing


  1. Thank you so much for sha ring your creation and the technique to reproduce it.

  2. This is amazing. I am going to try it. Great tutorial, thanks

  3. These are just beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  4. great card and tutorial !! will try it. Hope it comes out as nice as yours

  5. Just GORGEOUS! & thank you for adding the tutorial!