Create a unique and dramatic background with the Floating Strips technique I found on Splitcoast Stampers. I couldn't wait to make a set of cards featuring the Fairytale collection.
I recently purchased acetate sheets with the intention of using it to make shaker cards, but had to try this first! The possibilities are endless and I am always looking for ways to use my scraps.
Floating Strips Technique
Gather papers from the Fairytale Pack of Panels in Blue/Purple Duplex, Pink, and Aqua.
Stamp each panel in a coordinating ink color (Amethyst, Carnation, Lagoon, and Ocean) with images from the Fairytale Stamps.
Trim each panel in strips with varying widths including 3/4, 3/8, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 inches.
Adhere the strips on 4x5-1/4" clear acetate panels with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped applicator. I was really impressed with how quickly the glue dried on the acetate panel.
Don't worry if any glue seeps out on the acetate. Bookbinding Glue dries clear and is invisible when dry.
Trim the acetate down to 3-3/4x5" panels. Adhere strips of foam tape to the back of the acetate under the widest paper panels.
Remove the backing of the foam tape and adhere on 4x5-1/4" white panels. Repeat these steps to create three panels. Look at that dimension and the illusion that the strips are indeed floating!
Layer all on the front of a folded white card bases.
Paint three wood toothpicks with white acrylic paint.
Adhere the sticks to the back of a puffy blue star with hot glue.
Add the sentiment on the stamped scraps in Carnation and Amethyst inks.
Trim the sentiments and add to the front of the card along with the fairy wand and a ribbon bow.
Let's take another look at the finished cards.
I hope you will give this uplifting idea a try. Happy Crafting!