Inlaid Die Cutting with SSS Forget Me Not Wafer Dies

July 29, 2017

Last week I had a Facebook live session talking about Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and amongst the things I said in the video  I talked about how to make a distressed background  using the pens's ink. 

In the video I  promised  I would make something with that distressed background so today I'm sharing 2 card ideas using it and also using beautiful dies from  Forget Me Not Wafer Dies and   "Sending" word wafer die by Simon Says Stamp.

These dies are perfect to create easy  inlaid backgrounds on  greeting cards, boxes, bags or any other papercraft project . I love how easy it was  to create  decorative elements and accents with them as well.

Ok I'll start by telling you how I created a distressed panel.

I applied the ink of the blue and purple Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen on a plastic surface and  I  sprayed with water.  I tapped the paper on it  and  I  dried the paper with a heat tool.  I tapped the paper on top of  the little ink droplets remaining on the plastic so that I got an interesting texture. The technique is not new but I wanted to show  some other options to use the  aqua pens and the gorgeous colours they provide.  

A fun thing I found is that depending on how you mix the inks  of these pens  you can get colours that coordinate  perfectly with the beautiful colours of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock .

I used Lavender Purple Cardstock and Island Blue. I think the color coordination is always a plus and I'm seriously loving Simon Says Cardstock. Yummy colours and it's smooth too!

I was planing to use the whole distress panel and die cut it  repeatedly with the leaves from Forget Me Not Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp but when I was die cutting the panel   I noticed that  the "large leaves dies"  are curve so  they would allow me to create a circular or wavy pattern on a panel! 

So I changed my mind about what I was going to do  and I tried to put in practice the new ideas but keeping  the leaves die cuts I got from that distressed panel .

For one of the cards  I used a 4-3/4"x 5-1/4" (12x13.5cm) white smooth piece of  cardstock and  with a pencil I drew a 3" (7.5cm) circle. Then I aligned the ends of the die with the edges of  that circle and then I  proceeded to die cut the panel. I die cut it 4 times to create a wreath.

I added the distressed leaves die cuts in to the negative space created by the dies  and I also added some die cuts here and there to fill any gap on the wreath and underneath the flowers.

For the other card I used 2 pieces of  3-3/4" x 5-1/4"  ( 9.5 x 13.5cm) white  cardstock and using the "leaves die" I cut one of them  diagonally  to create a  wavy edge.

I  traced lines with a Lilac  Nuvo Brush Scrip Pen on the other piece and then I glued on top half of the panel I die cut previously. Then I laid  down the distressed leaves and I added a flower.

This is something that is  really easy to do but a bit hard to explain in words, especially as English is not my first language, so I will make a video to show you how to do this and it will be available shortly on my Youtube channel here!

I embellished both projects with  Raspeberry Pink Nuvo Crytal  Drops.

I  made wrinkled flowers and I coloured them with the ink from the blues and purples Nuvo Aqua flow Pens diluted with water.  I previously  made a video in which I show how  I made this kind of  flowers  ( watch video  minute 4:13).

I also added some lines with a blue Faber Castell Classic Pencil  and I added some white and black dots with uni- ball fine tip pens.

Below  a picture of the dies so you can have a closer look and all supplies used are at the bottom of this post.
SSS Forget Me Not Wafer Dies

That's all! 

I really hope you enjoyed the ideas today. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or leave a comment I would love to hear from you. 

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Thanks for your support. 
x Bibi 

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  1. Fabulous card... Bibi... you are amazing.... love those flowers...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. Love these 2 cards. TFS. Also Thankyou for detailed and clear tutorials


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