Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and a few days into another month! My sister’s birthday is in another few days and I’ve always said that once her birthday hits, it’s no time before Christmas is here! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring ivory cardstock that’s on sale this month (along with white cardstock), so be sure to stock up! It’s timeless and a staple in my studio. I paired the ivory with some gorgeous shades of purple and a pop of green… one of my favorite color combos. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty thinking of you card using the floating strips technique. I saw this technique done quite some time ago and had never tried it. I saw it in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE and was inspired to move it way up on the ‘to do’ list and give it a go. Not sure what I had been waiting for… it was so fun and yielded such a beautiful result!
I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from Royal Sundance Linen Ivory cardstock. I cut a slightly smaller panel from acetate along with strips from Pop-Tone Grapesicle cardstock, Stardream Metallic Amethyst, Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock and Basis Dark Purple cardstock in varying widths which I adhered to the acetate, leaving a small space between each strip. I adhered the acetate panel to the front layering panel with adhesive foam strips and then adhered the piece to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set in purple ink and cut it with the coordinating Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments die, and layered it on several additional die cuts for some dimension. I adhered it to the bottom of the panel and added several ivory enamel dots to finish the front.
Here’s an angled view showing all the dimension of this floating strips technique. It’s very cool and I’ll definitely be making some more cards like this!
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from Stardream Metallic Amethyst, Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock and Pop-Tone Grapesicle cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set in purple ink and layered the panel on Basis Dark Purple cardstock.
And one more peek… I’m really loving how this turned out and I can’t wait to do this technique again! ;)
CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock
Royal Sundance Linen Ivory cardstock
Pop-Tone Grapesicle cardstock
Stardream Metallic Amethyst
Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock
Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Other products used:
Stamps: Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Grape Crush ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Grafix Craft Plastic, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, Eyelet Outlet Ivory Enamel Dots
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!