Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank You

Hi AJVD fans. This is Annette with a card that uses a small amount of lace tape, but when strategically positioned on the card, it adds balance to the design and elegance to the look. I guess it's like the saying goes, quality, not quantity.

I tried something new and somewhat unique with this card. I centered an oval die onto the front of the card base and die cut it. Then I placed the transparent backing paper that comes with clear stamps onto the back and adhered it with some handy Zip Dry glue. I have a ton of those backing papers just lying around. I hate to throw them away!

Next,  I die cut the black oval slightly smaller than the oval I used on the card base. I then embossed it with a honeycomb embossing folder. To make the hexagons pop, I lightly rubbed white chalk ink on the raised part. Then I tied some embroidery floss around it, placed a button, tag, lace tape and the flowers on the oval before adhering it to the clear backing paper.

Notice how the sentiment curves with the oval? The stamp is actually straight! I curved it and adhered it to my brand new Fiskars Stamp Press. I don't think I could have achieved this with an acrylic block. I love how it wraps around the oval. To finish off the card, I added my signature bling. 




3 comments:

  1. How clever! I love it! I always forget about curving my straight stamps...thanks for the tip & reminder!! :)

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  2. Oh nice! Now there are so many different tapes, one can do a lot with them. Earlier tapes were just used for sticking little things, but now a lot can be done.

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