Hi, it's Stephanie Klauck and I am thrilled to be here on the SCT blog for Card Café Thursday! For today's post, I have a couple of cards to share that feature the diecut inlay technique using pierced dies for added detail.

Diecut inlay is simply diecutting a shape from cardstock and replacing the cut out pieces with the same shape, kind of like a puzzle. Using different colours helps the image stand out and since your using the open space, the card remains completely flat once everything is adhered.


For my cards, I decided to step it up a bit and use dies with a pierced detail around the edge. Since diecut inlay cards are flat, this is a great way to add dimension and detail without any bulk. This first card uses the Pierced Star STAX and the Pierced Circle STAX dies from My Favorite Things. I diecut them from a white cardstock panel in a pattern that I liked and then diecut them a second time from coloured cardstock.

I replaced all of the open spaces with the coloured stars and circles. I also added a smaller star on top of the largest star and added sequins and dots of silver stickles. I love the mix of shapes on the card!

For my second card, I first diecut and stamped a blue cardstock panel and then diecut the largest star form the center. I diecut additional stars and layered them inside of each other to create a single, multi-coloured star. All of the individual stars have the pierced detail, in addition to the rectangle cardstock panel. I love how all of the pierced detail pulls the card together.

Once I had the focal star fully assembled, I stamped a sentiment onto a pierced banner and adhered it over the stars with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. I also added sequins and stickles to this card for a bit of added detail.


Supplies: My Favorite Things Pierced Star STAX Die-namics; Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics; Blueprints 21 Die-namics; Whimsical Wishes Stamp Set; Typewriter Text Background Stamp; My Favorite Things cardstock (Blu Raspberry, Sno Cone, Sour Apple); Neenah Solar White cardstock; My Favorite Things Dye Ink (Sno Cone, Black Licorice); Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Silver Stickles

I love using my supplies in as many ways as possible, and diecut inlay with pierced (or stitched) edge dies totally changes the final outcome. That simple detail adds so much dimension and really draws the eye in to the overall card design. If you don't have pierced dies, you can make you own by adding little holes with a pin around the edges of your favourite shapes!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I inspired you to get creative with pierced dies and the diecut inlay technique!

 ~  Stephanie Klauck

You can also find Stephanie on Instagram at @sklauck or on her website here!