Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here! Today I have a fun tutorial to share with you on how to create Floating Strips in a Thank You Card. This is a technique that you can use for any occasion.
Creating the Floating Strips
To make a fun and creative card with floating strips, you can use acetate or window sheets and strips of cardstock! I’ll show you how to use dies to cut different shapes.
For this sample, I went for a circle die but you can use any shaped die for this technique. Additionally, I used strips of cardstock, but you can also use strips of patterned paper and use up your scraps.
To make this type of card, you’ll use a window as your base and put strips of cardstock or patterned paper over the top. First, I die-cut a circle in heavyweight acetate and several strips in different colors of cardstock.
With Dual Tip Glue Pen, I started to adhere the strips one by one, leaving a tiny gap in between. But don’t worry if the glue seeps through, simply wipe the excess and it will dry clear.
After adhering the strips, let them dry well. Then trim the excess strips off around the circle with a pair of scissors.
For added interest and dimension, I placed small 3D Foam Squares from the 3D Foam Squares White Mix and a few from the 3D Foam Squares Micro White. This makes my Floating Circle work on my card. Love it!
Finishing the Card
Make the card base and the top layer. For the card base, I used Sahara Sand cardstock, and for the top layer, White Smooth cardstock. Cut the top layer a little small than the card base and secure it on top with the E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.
Then, I centered the floating circle and stamped a Thank You sentiment with Black Ink to create a striking contrast. As an accent, I added a gold leaf over the floating strip circle using the Dual Tip Glue Pen.
Thanks for visiting and believe me, it has been my complete pleasure to share this idea with you! Give it a try!
Creative Time: 60 mins
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Home Hobby by 3L®
Other: Stamp and Craft Die: Diamond Press (Embellishment Pack and Die Greenery Set); Ink: Tsukineko (VersaFine Clair Nocturne); Foil Paper: Rinea (Gold Foiled Paper); Sahara Sand and White Smooth Cardstock