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Friday, February 26, 2021

A Touch of Ink, Approaching Perfection, Birthday Card, Polaroid Technique, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I have used the "Polaroid" technique on several cards. It's a fun and easy technique and it makes for a very quick card. Well, depending your image and how much embellishing you want to do.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  The background piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. 

I taped a 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of "Flower and Field" Designer Series Pape (DSP) to the top of the embossed card stock. 

The Polaroid piece was cut at 3" x 3-3/4".  The square on the inside was cut 2-1/8" x 2-1/8". You can save the square from the center for another project. You can use it to stamp your center image on but I prefer to have the inside piece larger.  I cut my inside piece at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". On other Polaroid cards that I've done, I've used the center part that was cut out but I didn't like that I could see the background piece under it. So now when I do them I will make the piece to be stamped on larger than the hole that it will be shown through.

I stamped the butterfly from the "A Touch of Ink" stamp set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using the light Bermuda Bay Blends pen and then I added some of the dark Bermuda Bay on the upper part of the wings and the area closer to the body. I did color the body in with the light Bermuda Bay pen and then I went over it using the light Crumb Cake Blends pen. It kind of made a limy olive green color. I just wanted it different than the wings. 

The words are from the "Approaching Perfection" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I flipped the Polaroid piece over and added Dimensionals all around. You can also use the foam tape strips but I don't like to use them unless I'm making a shaker card, I use them sparingly.  Dimensionals all over works just fine but it does take a bit longer to remove the backing on all of them. I set the butterfly in place and then I added double-sided tape to the back of the piece and set it in place on top of the card front.  After adding a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside, the card was done.   

I like the look of this card and it just seems like you can never go wrong with the Polaroid technique.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today and take a look at what I've made,      Wanda

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I really like the way you set the "frame" out from the butterfly. It's a great layout!