floating circle

Welcome to my crafty blog and another card featuring the ‘beautifully happy’ set that’s currenty avaiable as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Saleabration. I’ve taken the colours from Colour Inkspiration and used them to CASE (copy and selectively edit) Verity’s design team card over at Inspire.Create

The first step was to create the floating circle for the card. I’ve never tried this technique before, but Verity has a very helpful link to her YouTube video which you can find here. Essentially, you take strips of card (I used garden green, mint macaron & blushing bride), attach them to a piece of vellum or parchment leaving a small gap between each one, and then use a die to cut the whole piece into a circle.

A couple of things to note about my card. I didn’t have any ‘mint macaron’ cardstock, so I used a Write marker to colour a couple of strips of white card. I also ran all the card strips through the ‘subtle’ embossing folder so they didn’t look quite so flat. Once I’d cut the circle, I attached it to a piece of white card, then onto a layer of ‘gfinally arden green’ and popped the whole piece onto a 5×7 card blank.

I stamped the floral spray from ‘beautifully happy’ in ‘crumb cake’ ink (in the absence of any ‘sahara sand’ in my stash), then used a waterbrush to colour it in ‘blushing bride’ and ‘garden green’, adding a little ‘crumg cake’ to the buds at the top. I fussy cut the whole piece, layered it on a bit of scrap card and attached it to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment in ‘crumb cake’, cut it out with a ‘tasteful labels’ die and tucked it under the flowers, finishing with a few resin dots.

Thanks for dropping in. It’s still very cold here (no sign of any spring flowers quite yet), but bright and sunny – a great day to have lunch out with a friend.

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