Hi everyone, Yvonne here with an all-occasion Sweet Bird and Star Card. 3D foam is a perfect way to lift up elements on your card and give it that extra touch. I also used a technique called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside. I would love to share how I made the card… wanna join me?
Bird and Stars Top Card Panel
Create a top card panel and embellish it by making a green circle using chalky ink and an ink blending tool. Then sprinkle some water over the colored circle and dab off the water using a piece of paper towel. This will make a distressed look.
Build the Card Base
Trim the embellished card panel to the size you like and then mat it to a piece of soft green cardstock using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Then adhere to a white card base also using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. You’ve now created a layered card base.
Stamp the bird images on white cardstock and color them. Fuzzy cut the images. Place a combination of 3D Foam Squares White Regular Size and 3D Foam Squares Micro White to the back of the birds. The 3D Foam Squares Micro White is a great adhesive for tiny areas making sure no adhesive is shown from underneath!
Simply remove the liners from the foam squares and adhere the images to the card. Isn’t this a great dimensional effect on your card? Love it!
Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside with Glitter
As a finishing touch, I used an easy technique called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside which takes your adhesives from beneath layers to bring them up front as embellishments.
First I placed some E-Z Runner® Stars Refillable Dispenser on the card panel. I like to use tweezers to adhere the stars to the panel. Next, I sprinkle micro glitter on top of the stars and rubbed the glitter over the stars to secure them. Lastly, tap or brush off any excess glitter.
And voilá, the All Occasion Sweet Bird and Star Card is ready! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and wish you happy crafting!
Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Stamps: Hero Arts® (Finch Greetings Stamp Set); Inkpad: Tsukineko (Versafine™ in Onyx Black) and Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron); Coloring Pencils: Faber Castell (Polychromos Pencils); Alcohol Markers; Gold Micro Glitter; White and Soft Green Cardstock; Scissors; Acrylic Block; Ink Blending Tool; Craft Knife; Paper Trimmer; Tweezers; Paper Towel