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Friday, July 08, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card,

I have not done the "Floating" technique in a while. I had done a "Floating Frame" card a while back. You can see that card here. You can get more details on how do make it too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock for the layer. Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top layer.

I die cut my flowers and leaves from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I used the largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. 

The flowers and leaves were place around a circle I traced onto a piece of card stock. I traced the outside of the circle only. The flowers and leaves were added using one Dimensional on each and I exposed the sticky part a little bit so it stayed in place. Then I die cut it with the circle die. 

Next I placed the pieces on the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock. I did lightly trace a circle on it too. I erased it as I put the pieces in place. If you read the instructions on the link I posted above, Press n Seal was used. I didn't use it, I just winged it. I set the pieces in place using additional Dimensionals.  Everything is added with Dimensionals.

Once done putting the pieces in the circle and erasing the traced circle, I stamped the words on the front of the card. They are from the "Happiness Abounds" set using black Memento ink.  

I didn't like the look of the background so I thought I would speckle it using my Old Olive marker. I just flicked the tip of the marker from the inside edge of the cap to the outside. I covered the circle with the first circle I had die cut so it didn't get speckles on it.  

The Basic White piece was taped to the Highland Heather piece and that was set in place on the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. It's also a fun technique to do too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's card and technique,


KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE this floating frame technique!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love this floating circle done with the beautiful flowers!