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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Stunning card! I love the inlaid look & the beautifully colored palm. Great layout also!
Love the gold with the peacock feathers … the inlaid look is fabulous with the panel cut out for the sentiment! Anita :)
Love your card and the inlaid look. Thanks for sharing.
The flecks of gold is perfect with the peacock feathers! Love it! Thanks for sharing. :)
This card looks gorgeous.
I love how this is an organic, nature-inspired card with a bit of gold bling!
Stunning card! I LOVE that die – Really need to get it :)
Fantastic. Love the diecut brights against the kraft background and the strip of gold is gorgeous
Such a beautiful card!
Beautiful card! Love the colors :)
Beautiful colours, stunning card. Thanks for sharing.
What a pretty card! I love the shimmer on the leaves.
What an elegant card all the elements are gorgeous and I would never have thought to put them on craft cs but it wors love it!
My fave part is the Peacock Feather ink + Gold HS Colorshine spray! It’s such a gorgeous effect!
So pretty …. LOVE the gold highlights :)
So pretty. Love the gold!
Pretty card! I haven’t tried the die-cut inlay technique yet, but I love the look!
This is such a pretty card. The gold really sets off the palm die.
Love everything about this! The die cut, the heat embossing..the flecks of gold!
Will be trying this great look soon!
I love the inlaid work and the gold. Lovely card. Thank you Kelly for sharing you’re ideas with us.
This is really pretty. I love the colours and the flecks of gold.
wow! that verdigris touch to the leaves is gorgeous! :)
I LOVE this card!
LOVE this! So pretty!
beautiful card thanks for sharing it
Oh my gosh I am going to make this card right away.
Beautiful card!! I will have to try this inlaid look!
Love the gold on craft…. love this card!
Beautiful card. Nothing I don’t like about it. TFS!
Neat way to make
this card, with the
Carla from Utah
Beautiful card! I love all of your gold accents! Love how you cut window for the sentiment to show through too! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
the gold makes this card beautiful!
A very nice card. I love that inlaid look. I need to try that soon.
Pretty card, I love the colors!
I love today’s card because of all of the gold incorporated which makes the card really pop.
What a gorgeous card!! I really like the colors you chose and the inlaid design!
Oooooh – this is simply beautiful! I love it!
This card is so pretty! Love the fern leaf die.
I really really love this card! I think my favorite is the shimmery look of the fern. I can’t wait to place my order for these supplies so I can make a card like this!
Gorgeous card. Love the combination of peacock feathers and gold.
Love this color combination on this beautiful card.
Wow, stunning card…
How beautiful is that embossing and the gold flecks.
I love that die. I need to get it. Great card!!