Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I have a new technique I tried today that I thought I would share with you. To create the background for this card I used the largest Spellbinders "Exquisite Circles" die to cut an opening in the front panel then inserted the die cut doily piece back inside the frame. Here is how I did that.
I started with a 5.75 x 5.75" piece of white card stock and placed the Exquisite Circle a little high, taped it in place, and die cut it. Before removing the die, I used the Tim Holtz Blending Tool and sponged on Milled Lavender Distress Ink over all the part around the large circle then sponged over the die and part way inside the die. This left a really cool effect!
Once I took the die off the card stock, this is what I had. The two pieces each ended up with a white edge. Love that look especially when made dimensional.
My base card is 6x6" square. I added dimensional tape all around the edges of the larger piece, and around the die cut area, and attached it to the base card. For a lot of dimension, you might need to add a double layer of tape, depending on the thickness of the tape. Next I used double sided tape on the back of the circle and placed in down inside the elevated outside piece. You can see the dimension by looking at the top portion of the die cut circle in this picture.
Next I added one of the Spellbinders "Moroccan Accents" in the center with dimensional tape. The Memory Box Moon Light Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly were layered and it was also attached with a small piece of dimensional tape. The Moonlight butterfly was also sponged with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink.
The pretty butterfly corner is the Cheery Lynn "Butterfly In" die and the upper corner die cuts are the Cheery Lynn "Lace Deco Corner". The sentiment is from the JustRite "Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three" stamp set.
Spellbinders, Exquisite Circles, S4-384
Spellbinders, Moroccan Accents, S5-064
Cheery Lynn, Lace Deco Corner, B162
JustRite, Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three, CR-04465
Cheery Lynn, Butterfly In, B205
Memory Box, Kaleidoscope Butterfly, 98261
Memory Box, Moonlight Butterfly, 98260