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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Love this card!
Love this card very much :D
Love this adorable card
Inlay die cutting always looks so professional. Great card!
LOVE the gold shimmer!! What a pretty card.
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Beautiful card, I really like the coloring on craftcard, it looks amazing and this green color really make you think spring and new leaves now, don´t it? Soo beautiful.
So pretty, love the kraft with the peacock feathers and gold specks!
Whoa is that gorgeous! That palm is so beautiful, as is the sentiment.
Wow, this card really catches the eye. Love it.
So stylish. Love the gold spritzing.
Lovely. Looks simple but it has such beautiful details :)
Great looking card! Love the leaf detail reminds me of jade.
INLAY DIE CUTTING with AWESOME – LOVE IT!!!
GORGEOUS card Kelly – THANK YOU for sharing :)
This is gorgeous!
Gorgeous card. Such a great stylish design. This inlaid technique is fantastic.
Lovely technique – I always like shine!
Beautiful card! Love it!
Love the gold!
What a wonderful look! Love this technique, thanks for sharing!
I really like the coloring you did on the inlaid palm! Beautiful!
That is a beautiful card! Love it!
Stunning card. Love the look of the card.
Love the inlay die-cutting technique. Really beautiful card!
Great card, all the gold accents look amazing.
That palm frond is just gorgeous!
Beautiful card, very stylish and love the gold.
Great card! Love all of the shimmery gold!
An absolutely stunning card…and a real inspiration to expand on the great techniques that were introduced here. I can hardly wait to come home from work today so that I can play!
I really like the clean look of this type of die cutting. The gold adds a lot to the kraft cs.
I love the inlaid look. Wonderful shimmer and shine to make this a very special card!
Love the gold flecks and embossing. I make cards for Operation Write Home and glitter is a no-no so this is a good idea for the cards.
What a brilliant use of the in laid die! I love it!
Very stunning! I love the gold embossing, my fav!
Love the card!
Inlay die cutting technique looks like fun. thanks for sharing
Love the color and the patina look in the leaves die. So beautiful.
Simply beautiful – love the inlay :)
Beautiful. I like the gold spritzing on this color.
The inlaid die cut is very pretty. Wondered why you didn’t color the die cut before you cut it out?
Love how organic it looks! The gold adds such elegance to the design! Thanks for sharing!
Such a pretty inlay card…love that gold spray. I just bought it and it is just beautiful in real life.
It’s gorgeous! Love how you die cut the sentiment. The gold flecks are lovely too!
Oh my, Kelly – this is beautiful :)
Awesome Palm die. I love how you brought it to life with all that gold and spritzing. It is so pretty in the kraft paper. I love the gold embossing! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! This card looks so amazing! Now I’m itching to try this out! TFS!
WOA! That is just beautiful!!!