Happy Thursday! It's Carly and I'm here for another #throwbackthursdays, where we find inspiration in The CLASSroom archives! This week we are celebrating Paper Smooches, an adorable brand and a old favorite!
I love the sweet designs of Paper Smooches dies! And many of their dies have the perfect outlines for one of my favorite techniques, inlaying dies! I love nestling the shape back into the negative space. Wanna learn more about inlaid die cut? Check out these awesome past articles from The CLASSroom:
And here's my inlaid Paper Smooches candy card...
To create this card, start with creating the negative shape on a cardstock panel by die cutting candy shapes. I used Solar White cardstock, die cutting the lollipop and cupcake, with space in between.
Cut another piece of cardstock to go underneath, and apply Distress Ink with a blending tool where it will show through. I used Bristol, my favorite for ink blending!
Apply more Distress Ink to some scrap paper and die cut the lolli and cupcake again, saving just the outlines, along with some candies.
Adhere die cut panel (with negative space sweets) over inked panel. Then inlay the lollipop and cupcake outlines in the negative spaces, with the inked color beneath. I used a Quickie glue pen to adhere the lolli and cupcake outlines but if I had been thinking ahead, I could have applied Stick-It to the back of my inked scrap paper before die cutting.
Add the final touches of a sweet sentiment, black splatter and sequins!
Have a great day!