Today I have created one of the Floating pieces that has been shared quite a lot of late. Since i have been making quite a few cards, there were tons of scraps hanging around. And that is all you need for these type focal points.
This Floating technique has been around for a while and I finally decided to give it a try. There are quite a few directions and videos. So I will not go in depth. I will say that all I did was cut the card stock in 3/4″ heights and adhere them to a piece of the thick acetate that photopolymer stamps come attached to. Next you die cut a circle or any shape. It does take several run throughs with the Cut & Emboss Machine. Even then I had to use my Paper Snips to finish cutting in a few places. And that is it!! All that is left is placing Adhesive Strips along the back on each strip. This is what makes it appear to float. Easy Peasy!!
This Floating technique is all about the paper. However I went a bit overboard on the paper. After my Wisteria card last week using the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper, I wanted to use it again. From all of the cards like this I have seen, they all are pretty clean. Mine is not clean! I began with the DSP layer and chose colors from it to use for the Floating part. In doing that I ended up using all of the outgoing In Colors. It is a great way to use up the scraps of these, or any, colors.
Stamps and Dies
In addition to the Layering Circles Dies for the Floating piece, I used the Quiet Meadow stamps and Meadow Dies. The stems are cut from Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper scraps. As is the butterfly. I love the different shades on each of those for definition. And what a great way to continue using scraps that might otherwise not get used. The only “stamped” piece is the little tag. That is from the stamp set as well. And I adore the little tag from the Dies. It is added with a glue dot and a fake bow using White Bakers Twine.
There is no bling on this card! That is definitely different for me. But it was extremely “busy” already! The spots on the right side of the floating panel may look like white bling. They are actually reflections from the clear plastic with the lights of my light-box. I did not realize they were there until I began this post. Sorry about that.
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