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Monday, April 24, 2023

Forever Fern, Go To Greetings, Fancy Flora, Friendship Card, Floating Circle Technique, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm happy you are here to see today's interesting card. I've wanted to play with the "Floating Circle" technique for a while now. I did a floating circle before but never like this one. You can see the one I made a while back by clicking here. Please read on to see how I made this card.

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

I cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 5" x 3-3/4".  And I cut the Starry Sky layer at 5-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I set these two pieces aside.

You will need a window sheet for this technique. I die cut it using the 2-11/16" die from the "Layering Circles" die set. It's the second largest one in the set.

Next I cut strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fancy Flora" 6" x 6" package at 1/4" each. I just randomly picked up the strips and set them in place on the circle using mono glue. I started in the center and worked my way out. To keep the spaces even between the strips, I set a toothpick down and butted the edge of the glued strip next to it. I waited a few seconds for the glue to set and then continued with the strips until the circle was filled.  Then I took a scissors and trimmed around the circle, cutting off the ends of the strips. Small Dimensionals were added to the back where the strips were so they wouldn't show through the window sheet. I set the piece aside.

Then I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the leaves from the "Forever Fern" bundle. I trimmed off the bottom two leaf clusters because the piece was way to large. I glued the piece to the circle and I set it aside to set up.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I did set the circle on the piece for placement to see where the words would go.

Once the words were stamped I set the circle in place. The Basic White piece was taped to the Starry Sky piece and that was taped to the card base and the card was done.

This was a fun technique and a whole lot easier to do than the previous one. I like this technique much better.

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


Gisela said...

This card is just stunning. I am not sure what I like better. The background in the circle is just so colorful. Then the white fern in front makes it pop. Great color choices.

KardsbyKadie said...

I think this technique is BRILLIANT.
Going to give this tip a try.
Thanks for sharing!!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Wanda, A few days ago I just happened to have watched a video making the floating circle and want to give it a try. I LOVE your card and the choice of paper strips that you used!