Happy Tuesday! Danielle here, and I have another quick card tutorial for you to try today, so break out your stamps and dies! We are going to add a bit of unexpected dimension to our stamped backgrounds.
First, I stamped a sentiment in black ink in the center of my card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Scripted stamp set.
Next, I wanted to die cut a shape from the background that I just stamped. I chose a large solid butterfly die from the Life Is Beautiful die collection, but you could cut out a frame shape or any other shape you desire! Just make sure it fits within the stamping, as you want some of the stamping on the cut-out and some of the stamping hanging off the edge of the cut-out for maximum effect. I used washi tape to hold my butterfly die in place over the stamped background, then ran it through my Cuttlebug die cutting machine. You can also use painter’s tape or a post it note to hold the die in place while running it through your machine; anything that will peel up easily without tearing your card.
After removing the washi tape, you’ll have a butterfly cut out of the background. I created an aqua card base and added some aqua washi tape across the top.
Then I added two stacks of foam tape to the back of the butterfly and adhered the card front to the aqua card base.
Last, I attached the butterfly back into its position where the cut-out was and adhered a few clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh. (They are strategically placed to hide ink smudges! I can never make a card without a smudge!) I love how the stamping looks as if it’s going off the edge of the butterfly.
Here is a side view of the card.
Such a fun technique! I hope you’ll give it a try, and let me know how your card turns out. I always like to see what you are making! See you next week.