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Monday, February 15, 2016

A Botanical Builder View Master Technique Birthday Card

Today I played with the "View Master" technique.  This is another one of those techniques that I've always wanted to try but didn't because it looked like it was too difficult.  I found a good tutorial on Split Coast Stampers.  I did change a few things to make it quicker and easier to do.  I used the Framelits circle dies instead of a Coluzzle.  As long as the disk is smaller than the inside of the card/layers, you are okay.  I also penciled the circles in on my disk, making them about 1/4" apart.  And I marked them on the side where the dial part is so I would know not to stamp above that mark or the image would show through in the upper window. I covered my brad with the leaf of the flower so it doesn't show at all.  Making the card look even more mesmerizing! It was a very fun card to make.  I just wished I had other images to use but there's not a lot of small current images to be had lately. What's up with that?     

I used the "Petite Pairs" set for the words.  And for the third window I used a flower from the "Petite Petals" set.  

I used the decorative paper from the "It's My Party" 12" x 12" paper stack.  I told you I was trying to use it up!  I know it won't happen but I'm working on it!  It would be a first for me!!  Though one thing nice about left over 12" x 12" paper, you can make fun gift bags with it.  You can find a really easy tutorial for the bag here.  

I used the Botanical Builder from the 2016 Occasions catalog to make my flowers and the leaves.  The center of the tiny flowers are just 1/8" punched circles of card stock.  The larger flower has an enamel dot in it's center.  

I was very pleased with how my card turned out.  Keep in mind when you are making these that you can not use anything 3-D on the disk.  It will not turn easily and will create a bump on the front of your card.  Just keep it flat and use inked images only. Cut your card stock and copier paper circle at the same time.  I saved my copier paper disk so I won't have to spend any time making another one when I am ready to play with this technique again.  I don't think I encountered any other issues. It was fun to make and I would LOVE to make another one sometime soon!

Have fun with this technique!  I really did enjoy playing with it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


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