Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Add dimension to your cards

This card ended up being quite involved because I used two techniques--shadow box for the layout, and paper tole for the flowers and butterfly. I got started with the idea, and just kept on going! Separately, neither technique is difficult! Paper tole involves stamping the image (the main flower) several times and then cutting out portions of it and layering those cut-outs on the main image with pop-up dots. I curled the petals a bit, and folded the butterfly wings up. A little dazzling diamonds glitter draws attention to the butterfly....

The shadow box layout is super easy--just cut out 2 pieces of cardstock, both 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Score each piece on the short side, 1/2 inch and then 1 inch from the edge. Stamp and embellish, fold on the score lines (see the second picture). then adhere the front to the back. When you push it down flat, it is the size of a regular card and will fit in the medium envelope.

I used blush blossom (back), certainly celery with paisley background stamped in old olive (front), watercolor garden stamp set, tab punch, certainly celery organdy ribbon, the gel pen for accents, and "sweet" from a Sell-a-bration stamp set. All products C Stampin' Up! 1999-2007.

No comments: