VIDEO: Die Cut Inlay Technique + Distress Ink Blending

Today I’ll be sharing how to do the Die Cut Inlay Technique with a background created with ink blending and embossing.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

It’s always fun when you can get 2 cards from one technique which is what we will be doing today.

The weather is warming up a little and I am ready for Spring so I dug out some pastel colors to ink blend a background. I’m using Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Inks and ink blending on layering white cardstock. When you are ink blending, you want to use a super smooth cardstock and this cardstock from Gina K Designs is perfect for that !

To add a little interest and sparkle to the card, I’m heat embossing the Spring Blooms stamp set in Sparkle embossing powder to my background.

I’m using the Quatrefoil A2 coverplate to die cut my ink blended panel and when I remove it from m die cut machine, I use some Press N Seal to hold it all in place.

Then I’ll attach foam squares behind each die cut piece and add to an A2 size piece of white cardstock. I can peel back the frame and this will give me another piece I can use for a card.

I’m going to keep the front of the card quite simple and just add the Spring honey cut that I die cut from Gold foil cardstock.

I forgot to take pictures but I stamped a sentiment to the inside of the both cards using the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. I did include this part in the video if you want to see how it looks.

Be sure to check out the video for more details!


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  1. Great technique and beautiful colors and ink blending! I love a two for one technique!

  2. Beautiful cards. Thank you.

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