Inlaid Die Cutting Masculine Card

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Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Thank you for joining me for the Dazzling Diva’s Challenge #10!  This week is “Anything Goes” with a photo inspiration.

You can see the DT samples and play around by clicking here.

I took my inspiration from the brushed metal look and had a ball making this card.

I’ve been doing a lot of Inlaid Die Cutting lately and thought it would be super fun to try with with Metal Sheets!


Let’s take a look at how the tag came together with Inlaid Die Cutting.

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Start with the Funky Square Tag Fri-Dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  You can see a video tutorial I did last week with the same dies on a very Clean and Simple Card – click here to see it.

Cut the tag and the funky embellishment at the same time by lining them up on the Big Shot as shown.

I used Ocean Blue Metal Sheets here for the photo tutorial and the dies cut right through like butter!

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Cut an extra tag and funky embellishment and run the blue tag through the Big Shot with an embossing folder to give it some fun texture.

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Use a sanding block to rub over the embossed metal tag.  This will remove the color from the raised parts of the tag to create a two-tone tag.

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Add Liquid Glue, or Sticky Strip to the back of the tag and adhere to the white tag.

Then, add Liquid Glue to where the funky embellishment was cut out, flip the funky embellishment over to show the silver side and fit it into the spot on the tag.

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Inlaid Die Cutting!

For today’s card, I cut off the top of the tag to make a rounded square.   I wanted a ton of texture on this card…and I think I achieved it!

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Etcetera Designer Series Paper for layering…

The 2 x 5-1/4″ strip was a white piece of cardstock that was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then stamped with Canvas Background Stamp by Hero Arts.

Burlap Trim with frayed edges…

Early Espresso circle which was swiped around the edges with a Gold Ink Pad.

Old Olive Candy Dots…

A bit-o Gold Washi Tape…

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Supplies (All Stampin’ Up, unless otherwise noted):

  • Kid Kudos Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink – for the greeting)
  • Cardstock:  101650 Vanilla, Real Red, 119686 Early Espresso
  • Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger),126953 Old Olive, Early Espresso (to sponge edges of hearts)
  • Accessories:  130931 Brights Candy Dots, 133000 Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, 117193 Heart Punch, 130129 Etcetera Designer Series Paper, 129287 7/16″ Burlap Trim, 130911 Circle Framelits, Funky Square Tag Die (CAS-ual Fridays)

Add a Little Dazzle Store:  Brushed Bronze, Dark Rich Chocolate

Thank you for visiting with me today!


  • Amy Kolling January 30, 2014, 10:56 pm

    Oh this is so pretty!!!! Love the stripes and the diecut tag!!

  • Lagene January 31, 2014, 9:36 am

    Pretty project! Thanks for the video!

  • Sylvia Blum February 1, 2014, 2:17 pm

    Such a great project! Love how you used the die cuts for this “inlaid” technique!
    Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration :)
    Sylvia xx

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