A new technique I learned.

2015-09-07 15.54.58The new technique here is the focal point of this card. The focal point of this card was somewhat discerning.  I was not sure that I would be able to perform this task since there really were not any measurements. Let’s start with the background.  I stamped Bazzill Marshmallow card stock (this is also my card base in A2 size) with Close to My Heart’s In The Background Chevron stamp I used my MISTI so that I could stamp it 3 times. The MISTI really made it easy to layer the stamp so that it looks like it is on going.  I stamped this in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  The I sponged the card base with Tim Holtz distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.  To the card base I added card stock from Close to My Heart called Thistle sized at 5 in by 3.75 in.  I then added white card stock sized a quarter inch smaller than the Thistle.  Now for the focal point…. I used my circle cutting dies in the 4th from the smallest size and my Big Shot to cut out the circles. I bought them from a thrift store so no sizes were attached to them. However this technique does not really need any size. After cutting out 4 circles ( I later noted that I only had room for 3) I cut out another one in scrap card stock.  The scrap one I folded in half and then folded it in quarters.  I drew a line to connect the outer ends of each fold line.  This became the square template used for the inner printed card stock.  I cut out the squares using the template and adhered each square in the circles.  I scored the circle at the ends of the squares and folded over the edges.  I then glued each circle using Tombo liquid glue so that if I had to re-position I could do it easily, one at the top and two at the bottom. I used So Suzy Stamps Just For You in the middle of the two bottom circles, added some bling and there you have it.  A beautiful card and I was able to learn something new.

Bazzill Mashmallow Card Stock  Versamark White Embossing Powder Tim Holtz Distress Inks Circle Cutting Dies Big Shot Tombo Liquid Glue So Suzy Stamps Close To My Heart