Gliding by to say hi! - MMM Challenge # 69 In The Garden

This card has an inlaid die cutting technique using circles which I discovered on Pinterest recently and wanted to give it a try.  I like the effect and the card is also flat for posting.  The current challenge theme over at Make My Monday is In the Garden so my garden mouse buggy riding a snail is perfect with dancing butterflies joining in.  As snails glide along I used an apt sentiment ‘Gliding by to say hi!’

Into the patterned paper I die cut the top circle first then a second overlapping circle below to create an aperture.  After stamping the mouse/snail and butterflies on textured linen cardstock I die cut them in exactly the same way and inlaid them back into the aperture.  I've kept to a muted colour palette with my stamped images to tone in with the patterned paper.

I've used - 5x5 scalloped edge top fold card base
Patterned paper from a magazine
Penny Black stamps from a critter party set
Promarkers - Cool Aqua, Tea Green, Blush
Unbranded stitched circle die
Mag sentiment stamp
Unbranded stitched scallop edge die

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  1. Hi, I'm new to your blog, just got my first email from you :-) Gorgeous card, lovely colours and definitely fits the theme. Thank you for the details on making the inlaid card, I'm going to have a go at that! (Found you on Cardz4guyz)

    1. Hi and thank you so much for following my newish blog! Glad you came across me, hope you have success with trying the inlaid technique ... Steph x

  2. Lovely card and what a fab technique to add interest but keep the card flat, thanks for sharing Steph :) Hugs - Debs xxx

  3. Adorable card. It is very sweet and pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday Challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT

  4. Delightful card and image. I must revisit inlaying, always liked the effect. Just catching up after holiday. Emma


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