Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts

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Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts

I have been die-ing to share this card with you!  I think it’s super fun and uses some great techniques in combination with each other.  View the video:

What do you think?  Will you try the Floating Die Cuts technique?  I think I will be playing around with it some more, that’s for sure!

and this color combination!!!  SWOON!

Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts

You might know that my hubby isn’t a huge fan of this sort of watercoloring (he hasn’t TRIED IT!  bet he’d be addicted to it if he did!), but he was really intrigued by how I made this.  I love when that happens!

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I couldn’t help it…I took a bunch of photos for you…

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Wait….what’s this?  I got a bit carried away…


I just HAD to make an Inlaid Die Cut Shaker Card and StampNation Sistahs can find that in The Classroom at StampNation in the next day or so!


  • Elizabeth May 7, 2015, 5:00 pm

    That would be nice as a sympathy card too, love the look of the stamp set, if only it was in New Zealand somewhere. you are a lucky lady if all that nice stuff to use :). Great job Catherine again and as always.

  • Lynne Ingram May 7, 2015, 5:31 pm

    Absolutely I will try this. It is beautiful, inventive, cool……. Love it.

  • Vivien May 7, 2015, 6:13 pm

    Love the card you never stop amazing me with how simple you make it look and it usually is.
    Could use other dies to create this card am off to play in my secret room.

  • Christine Smith May 7, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Love this! It’s unique and fabulous! xxx

  • Karen May 7, 2015, 7:31 pm

    OH my goodness, Catherine!!! I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE……. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I am off to check out my dies, and hopefully have a try at this wonderful technique.

  • Lagene May 7, 2015, 8:53 pm


  • Shaughn Woodruff May 7, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Wow Catherine! This is the coolest newest technique I’ve seen! I adore this card, I just love it and will have to try it tonight! I just may have to redo my moms Mothers Day card! I’ll have to blame you when she receives it late tho, lol! Fantastic video too, I love the top you had on, you always have the cutest tops on tho!

  • Cherylynn927 May 7, 2015, 11:09 pm

    Gorgeous card, I have just been fully inspired! Thank you so much!

  • Laura Miller May 8, 2015, 8:24 am


  • ~amy~ May 8, 2015, 8:49 am

    WOW….this is gorgeous!!! Love the inlaid technique!

  • paperpicnic (Jayne) May 8, 2015, 10:09 am

    Gorgeous, Catherine! I love every detail of this beautiful card, especially the watercolored panel behind the die-cuts! Thanks for sharing another inspiring video! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Bobby May 8, 2015, 11:50 am

    Great technique! I love the watercolor behind.

  • Marlou McAlees May 8, 2015, 1:38 pm

    fabulous card Catherine, I love inlaid die cutting and love watching your Youtube tutorials ♥

  • Geri May 8, 2015, 2:20 pm

    I love the card and how easy you make it look. Again thank you for showing video’s for those of us who only have e-mail.

  • Becky May 8, 2015, 3:27 pm

    Love this!!! I will most definitely use this! Thanks bunches and lots! :)

  • Jeanne W. May 9, 2015, 12:52 pm

    Super beautiful !!!!!! I’m loving your card. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • Barbara Plummer May 11, 2015, 8:47 am

    What is the name of the hinged stamp tool you used?

  • Jacquie Holt May 11, 2015, 10:53 am

    I loved this technique, the finished card is great. I love that you cover your ‘mistakes’ with some sparkle – you can never go wrong with sparkle

  • Johanna May 21, 2015, 7:28 pm

    This is a gorgeous card. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Laurel May 28, 2015, 10:09 am

    Uh, how am I just now seeing this? Someone linked to this post over on the Lawnscaping Blog (she was inspired by you) and my jaw has dropped and I haven’t even watched the video yet. About to do that now, and then try this… Because THUD!

  • Donna June 27, 2015, 10:41 pm

    This is the most stunning card…I so love it…the sentiment is really beautiful too, one of my favorite’s! Thanks for sharing this new technique, it really is awesome!

  • Nancy July 3, 2015, 7:32 pm

    What was the acrylic “book” you used to position the sentiment on the card?

  • JoanHyde July 13, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Did you cut off the vellum or clear piece on the back of the floating diet card before you put the card together. I can’t tell by looking. LOVE IT!

  • Catherine July 13, 2015, 9:34 pm

    It’s called the MISTI and you can find it at http://www.mysweetpetunia.com.

  • Catherine July 15, 2015, 10:04 am

    Thank you, Joan! No, the clear piece is still on the card. the die cut flowers are actually adhered to it.
    Thanks for being here, hope you try it!

  • Carol Ann July 27, 2015, 9:56 am

    i love the look of these cards!! Going to try it out! Blessings. Thank you for all your help.

  • Barb July 31, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Awesome. Where did you get (not sure of name) the machine that helped you line up your stamping sentiment.?

  • Catherine August 2, 2015, 3:54 pm

    It’s called the MISTI and you can find it at http://www.mysweetpetunia.com. You will love it!

  • Joyce August 31, 2015, 8:03 am

    What kind of paper do you use for watercolor? Can’t find list of products used for this card. It’s beautiful!

  • Catherine August 31, 2015, 8:40 am

    Hi Joyce! Thank you, I’m so glad you like it!
    The supplies are listed below the tutorial – I used Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock. Love it! :)

  • Happy Expressions October 17, 2015, 12:19 am

    Gorgeous! tfs!

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