Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Dimensional In Lay Die Cutting

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie here wishing you a very Happy National Poinsettia Day! Today’s Studio Monday post features a twist to the in lay die cutting technique that I think you’ll enjoy. I’ll show you how to create a dimensional effect (and a stunning background too)!

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Because it is National Poinsettia Day, I wanted to use the Poinsettia stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp in this project; but keep in mind that this technique will work with ANY coordinating stamp and die set.


I stamped the outline flowers onto watercolor paper with Simon’s Schoolhouse Red ink; if you don’t want to do any coloring, you could definitely stamp the solid poinsettia image from this set instead. I love to color though, so I used the outline and did some watercoloring with Zig Clean Color markers. The colors I used are as follows: Geranium Red 029, May Green 047, Marine Green 400, Turquoise Green 042. All the gold accents are made using Finetec’s gold metallic watercolors.


I am a huge fan of the gorgeous Believe script stamp and die set… I paired the two together with the Poinsettia stamp and die set by die cutting the Believe script from DIY glitter paper and vellum. The supporting sentiment underneath the word believe was heat embossed onto a piece of Schoolhouse Red cardstock.



To see how this card came together, I hope you’ll check out the video below! If you enjoy, be sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel!





Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you get to create something in celebration of National Poinsettia Day too!

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  1. I love poinsettias. I got the poinsettia stamp by Penny Black this year and did the watercolour rendition as suggested in a previous SSS blog post. This is a beautiful card!

  2. Love this card with those gorgeous coloured poinsettias!! Will have to try this idea tips. Thanks so much for sharing these.

  3. Nina-Marie, you hit it out of the park again! What a beautiful card! The coloring is fabulous and you make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. When on earth are you guys going to make that hand writing a ‘font’??? I’d love to be able to match all the dies of have to a greeting I type/print out from the computer!!! Such beautiful handwriting.

  5. This has got to be one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen all month! Gorgeous colors. Would love to make something like this for my Christmas cards next year.

  6. I BELIEVE your card is a MAGICAL DELIGHT!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE it and really appreciate your CREATIVE INSPIRATION – THANK YOU for sharing :)

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