Hi readers! Happy April Fools’ Day! No tricks up our sleeves, just some great inspiration and design from our special guest designer Kelly Rasmussen! Featuring gorgeous inlay die-cutting, flecks of gold, glitter, & embossing… it’s hard to pick my favorite feature of this card! What is yours?
Hi there! I’m so happy to be back on the Simon Says Stamp blog to share some inspiration with all of you! My card today features the die-cut inlay technique using the fabulous Hero Arts Palm Die.
To create the card I die cut the palm twice — once from white cardstock and once from kraft cardstock. Then I used the negative piece left from the kraft cardstock and adhered it to a piece of copy paper. (Be sure to save any little filler pieces that might need to placed in later!) Then I inked up the white palm with Peacock Feather Distress Ink and then spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. And then I inlaid the colored palm onto the kraft piece for a perfectly smooth finish.
I created a window with my craft knife for the gold heat embossed sentiment to show through. I just love the font mix on this sentiment…and the others in the set are pretty great, too! To finish off the card I added a gold glitter strip to the top of the card and a few more drops of Gold Color Shine.
A big thanks to Simon for having me today! Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!
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Oh this is so pretty!!
What a tropical card! I feel like I’m under a palm frond in Hawaii ;) Fabulously simple card with big oomph! Love It! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!! XOXO-Shari
Gorgeous! I love everything about the inlaid palm: beautiful inking and gold color shine, and it’s inlaid! Love it!
It’s stunning! I love the gold color shine over the green. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)
Wonderful inlaid palm card! Very striking!
Gorgeous card – love the leaves.
Very creative card
What a neat card!
Fabulous card and techniques!
Holy Cow, I love this card so much! Beautiful colors, design and just the right amount of glitter!
What a pretty card! Thank for sharing your technique! Nancee
Awesome effect on the palm leaf! I follow the blog by email.
Love the palm leaf!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty card.
Oh wow, that is so, so pretty!
Love the colors you used. Very eye catching!
Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D
Wow, that inlay die cutting technique is beautiful! Love it!
Love this card….the colors are gorgeous!
Gorgeous! The colors are so appealing, love the design!
I love Kelly’s fun card, with that gold, like sunshine gleaming everywhere.
Oh such lovely colors!
I love how the die cutting is further cut with a window. Awesome!
This is so pretty! Love the colors!!
Actually it is not difficult for me to choose a favorite feature. It is …..(drumroll) inlay! I am wild about the die inlay technique. Great job!
I’ve never tried inlay, but I love the look. I need to look at my dies and try it. Your card is beautiful . I think the leaves turned out so pretty. TFS.
lovely card, i like the contrast of the green and craft :)
Love the card!!!! Def have to try this!
Love the inlay and the shimmer.
Love the verde gris (probably misspelled) look of the palm branches. Lovely card.
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