A Stunning Floral Die-Cut Inlay With Realistic Wood Background! | Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts

by Svitlana Shayevich

@altenew_ Realistic Wood Background With A Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

Welcome to Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts, where we highlight crafty ways to recognize the many faces of love and affection – whether it be for yourself, your family, friends, or the community! Discover endless inspiration and spread love and appreciation this season!

Hi, everyone! Svitlana here, sharing a floral card idea with natural vibes, showcasing a realistic wood background complemented by a die-cut inlay technique.

This card is inspired by those custom wood and resin tables that seem to be popular now (at least I see their crafting process quite often in my social media feeds).

@altenew_ Realistic Wood Background With A Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

Creating a Realistic Wood Background

Usually, I start making my card by creating a focal element and a background afterward.

This time, however, I was eager to try the recently released Essential Textures: Wood Press Plate to create a realistic wood background.

I love realistic designs in general, but wooden ones hold a special place in my heart. I never tire of incorporating them into my cards.

@altenew_ Realistic Wood Background With A Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

First, I pressed the wood background design into a Parchment Cardstock panel using the Essential Textures: Wood Press Plate and Mocha Fresh Dye Ink.

Next, I blended the same Mocha Fresh Dye Ink onto the background using the Large Blending Brush to add more “wooden” color to the Parchment panel.

For a more finished look around the edges, I blended the Espresso Fresh Dye Ink using a Mini Blending Brush.

PRO TIP: The smaller the brush the more intense ink blending you can achieve. I used the Large Blending Brush to add a softer ink blending and the smaller Mini Blending Brush for a darker outcome.

A Stunning Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

Using the Sweet Jasmine Complete Bundle, I created the floral element for my card.

First, I created the outline using the Desert Night Fresh Dye Ink and Sweet Jasmine Press Plates. After that, I colored it using the Sweet Jasmine Simple Coloring Stencil and Cool Summer Fresh Dye Ink Bundle.

Next, I die-cut the floral using the Sweet Jasmine Die Set.

@altenew_ Realistic Wood Background With A Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

Using the same die, I die-cut two pieces out of the realistic wood background I created earlier.

While positioning the die, I ensured that a single floral element cut in half would sufficiently fill the die-cut spaces.

I adhered the wood background panel onto a panel of a slightly smaller size and then adhered the floral element halves into the corresponding negative spaces.

After that, I foam-mounted the wood background with floral inlays onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

@altenew_ Realistic Wood Background With A Floral Die-Cut Inlay!

I created the sentiment using a press plate from the Sweet Jasmine Press Plates, Dusk Fresh Dye Ink, and Sweet Jasmine Die Set. The sentiment popped up on the card.

To accentuate it, I added several light blue and white enamel dots from the Lapis Lazuli and Essential Black & White Sets.

And that's it for today's project – a floral die-cut inlay with a realistic wood background. Hope your nature-loving recipients enjoy this card, too!

It’s the season of love, so let’s spread the warm fuzzy feels! Tell us your thoughts about your most memorable place down the comments.

Thanks for hanging out, and have a lovely day!

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Cindy C. February 19, 2024 - 3:08 PM

Fantastic project!!

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Marcia Fellner February 19, 2024 - 4:15 PM

Gorgeous card. Your explanation of the steps to follow are very clear. I’m hoping to try it!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 19, 2024 - 11:09 PM

So exciting! Making cards can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. If you encounter any challenges, feel free to reach out for help or advice.

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Tara C Prince February 19, 2024 - 4:41 PM

just gorgeous!!

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Maureen Reiss February 19, 2024 - 7:51 PM

Really Beautiful!!! I love the seamledd look!!

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Darcelle February 19, 2024 - 9:25 PM

Thank you for giving such a detailed description of your process. The card is absolutely stunning!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 19, 2024 - 11:11 PM

Aw, thanks! I’m glad you found the description helpful and that you like the card! That means a lot to us.

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debschenz February 19, 2024 - 9:52 PM

Gorgeous card, love the blue!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 19, 2024 - 11:12 PM

You’re so kind! Glad you noticed the blue – it plays an important role in the overall design.

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Freida Kirkland February 23, 2024 - 3:53 PM

Just beautiful! I’m always drawn to these blues and you’ve used these gorgeous colors perfectly! Being a wood ‘artist’, I can say that you’ve depicted the colors and grain wonderfully! The resin waterfall tables are stunning pieces and often the water portion is just this color of blue, along with greens etc… I haven’t yet gotten a chance to try my hand at creating one, but I believe most that create with wood do have one of these projects in the back of their mind!
Thank you for the inspiration! 💕

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Linda Grunberg February 24, 2024 - 2:38 PM

The wood grain makes this flower POP! I love love love this one!

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