For those of you who follow MASKerade and my Pinterest inspiration board, this card will come as no surprise. In fact, you're probably wondering what took me so long, right?
I made this card for last week's CASology DT Feature:
and then I found this on Pinterest (ignore the words, I was attracted to the design):
For those of you interested, here's a how I did these inlaid die cuts - I'm sure there are many other ways, but I've found this works pretty well.
1) Cut white panel. Die cut HAPPY and remove it.
2) Die Cut HAPPY in black.
3) Lay double-sided (I use Sookwang) tape across the back of the opening. This creates a sticky 'nest' for your black die cut to sit in and also keeps all the tiny white bits stuck down.
4) Lay the black HAPPY into the white panel
5) This depends on whether your letter centres (for A and PP in this case) are still in the die cut or if they fell out. If they're still in the die cut, lay the white die cut over the black one and use a paper piercer to poke them into the spot. If they fell out, just place them in with your fingers
6) Turn the panel over and burnish it (rub it) with a bone folder. This makes sure that everything's stuck in there really well.
7) Repeat with the other HAPPY.
8) Take the release paper off the double-sided tape and adhere your panel to a sheet of computer paper. This will hold everything together when you cut the BIRTHDAY.
9) Repeat 1-6 with the BIRTHDAY die. This time, though, I coloured the white die cut from step 1 and laid it back in in step 4. Try harder than I did to get your rainbow colours in the right order, though!
10)Trim excess computer paper and make your card.