Did you take this year's Holiday Card Workshop from Online Card Classes? If you haven't it isn't too late... you can take it any time. One of the techniques that Jennifer McGuire showed was inlaid die cutting. Instead of die cutting and putting it on whatever background you are using, you die cut the shape in the background paper so that your die cut image fits in like a puzzle! It is so fun -- I'm addicted! I struggle with word die cuts sometimes and making sure they are on straight. With this technique you can't mess that up! She shows some tips on the easiest way to do this and I couldn't wait to play.
I needed some quick thank you cards and wanted to use this Simon Says Stamp Thanks On a Line Die (link at the end of the post)
Here's the first card using this die cut.
See how the die cut image nestles down in the Simon Says Stamp white woodgrain paper? (another love!) I covered it in Glossy Accents for a bit of dimension. The beautiful thing about this technique is that you end up with a die cut image from your background paper that you can use on another card! Bonus! So here is the card using that piece. Instead of Glossy Accents I used a Wink of Stella clear brush over the word and line... but you can't see it in this photo. :-(