I received a card in a swap a few weeks ago. The technique used on the card probably has a name but I don’t know it. It’s something like the eclipse technique but not exactly. I used the Nature’s Roots Framelits for my version.
What do you think? Maybe it should be called reverse eclipse?
Design Notes for Nature’s Roots Framelits Card:
Here’s how I made this card.
First, I cut the tree from the Mossy Meadow card stock using the Nature’s Roots Framelits.
Next, I placed the piece of Mossy Meadow on my Stamparatus.
The next step was to place the stamp in the opening.
Now, to close the plate to pick up the stamp in just the right place.
Finally, remove the Mossy Meadow piece and replace with the piece to be stamped on. The stamp is in just the right place.
Now, wasn’t that easy?
Once I inked up the stamp, I replaced the Mossy Meadow ink with some Early Espresso on the trunk, using a Stampin’ Write Marker.
The last thing to know is that after I heat embossed, I added the Mossy Meadow Layer to the stamped layer with Foam Adhesive Strips. So easy.
Supply List for Nature’s Roots Framelits Card:
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So glad you stopped by today. If you know what the technique is called, let me know!
Yesterday I went to a shoe box swap. What’s a shoe box swap you ask? Some demonstrators get together. (Fun right there!) Everyone brings all the materials to make a card in a shoe box. If five people are coming, bring enough to make five, etc. It turns out, a few of us made cards with different folds. I’ll be showing some of those in the days to come. I made a card with an accordion fold and used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.
Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card and a GIFT!
I actually made four different versions of this card. Each one takes about half of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Since I needed to make nine for our swap, I made different versions. I’ve put the directions into a PDF document that you can download and print out. Yes, I knew you would like that idea! A little gift from me!
Directions for Accordion Card
Supply List for Nature’s Poem Card:
The list below includes all the card stock I used for the four different cards.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.
A few days ago I showed you a card I made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. It’s new from the Occasions catalog and it’s beautiful. Today I used both the stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies. All I can say is WOW! Here’s one of the cards I made using this bundle.
I was pretty happy with the card once I put the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on it. But, never being one to quit while I’m ahead, I made another nearly identical card.
The papers, sentiment and technique are the same as the first card, I just used a different Thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies set. What do you think? Is one more of a favorite than the other?
Tips for constructing the Dragonfly Dreams cards:
I hope you can see the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the dragonflies. At first I was a bit stymied about how to apply the glitter. Multipurpose liquid glue?, Fine Tip Glue Pen? Then I recalled a tip I’d seen somewhere on the web about using Multipurpose glue and a Stamping Sponge to apply delicate things to cards. Here’s how I used that tip to apply the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
- First, create a little pool of glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet
- Next, take a piece of Stamping Sponge and rub it around.
- Then, use the sponge to dot some glue on the front of the dragonfly.
- Pour some glitter on the dragon fly and shake off excess.
Voila! No glops, no mess, just a light coating of glimmer. I used the same technique to adhere the dragonfly to the card front. It’s changed my life. (I lead a simple life.)
Supplies for Dragonfly Dreams cards:
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Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment and tell me which card you like best!