Hello everyone, Lisa here today to share an Autumnal card with you, but with a very clean and simple vibe. For today's card I thought I would use one of the Slim Line Die Cutting System Inserts, but on an A2 card and also not as an insert! It's always good to find different ways to use the dies you have and these inserts can work really well not just as an insert but also as a standalone die. You can stack them up, which is sort of what I did for my card and I used the lovely Tree Scenery Insert.
Isn't that tree just so pretty? I began by creating my stripey background and for this I just cut some strips of red, yellow and orange cardstocks and adhered them onto a piece of printer paper that I had added some Stick It Adhesive to. I then used wet adhesive to glue the stripey panel onto a top folding A2 110lb white base card, trimming off any excess at the sides.
Next I took the Tree Scenery die and die cut it from 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then took a slightly larger circle die and cut it again to create the narrow circular frame. Now, here is the bit where I should have done things a bit differently. I added tiny bits of foam tape behind the tree and circle frame which was very fiddly and although it worked out alright, it wasn't as stable as I would have liked it to be.
What I should have done was cut 2 or 3 more trees the same way and then adhered them together to create a stack. That would definitely have been easier and would have been more stable. Having said that I do like that it has a less chunky/chipboard feel to it. Swings and roundabouts!
Before removing the paper from the tape and adding the tree onto the base card, I popped the card into the MISTI and took a sentiment from Nothing Short Of Amazing and stamped it using Black Hybrid Ink. I then removed the paper from the foam tape and adhered the tree down before embellishing it with a few gems from Autumn Leaves Gem Mix.
I do think that the card turned out looking really pretty. I always love the drama and contrast of a pretty die against a bright stripey background. I hope that this gives you some inspiration for your insert dies. Until next time, have a great day and happy crafting!