Greetings from Salt Lake City! Home of Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Inspire. Create. Share. We arrived last night after a full day of travel and we are excited to do some touristy things today, and maybe supplement our costumes for the Roaring 20's Party on Awards Night on Thursday ! (So excited for that!) Here are a couple of photos from the trip down.
I don't generally really like to do card swaps because I would much rather make 20 different cards than 20 of the same card, but it is very much a culture at Stampin' Up! Events, so I caved and signed up for 2 organized swaps. One is a swap featuring new products from the 2015/16 Annual Catalogue and one is a technique swap, where you have to use a new technique. I find those kind of fascinating, but the search for a new technique was long until I came across one started by Catherine Pooler. She called it the Floating Embossed Inlay technique and I'm going to share it with you as I share my swap card.
- For this technique you die cut a shape from the front panel of the card in a couple of places, going outside the panel for parts of the shape. Then you die cut full shapes from a separate piece of cardstock and heat emboss it. You back the front panel with the same sized Window Sheet (clear acetate) and glue the die cut shapes back, adhering them to the acetate. When you pop up the front panel on double Stampin' Dimensionals, you get the impression that the inlaid shapes are floating.
- The Designer Series Paper is from the Bohemian collection. I used the Blackberry Bliss and Island Indigo colours from the DSP palette for this card.
- The Bold Butterfly framelits were used for the die cuts. I pressed them on a Versamark Pad to cover them with Versamark ink and covered them with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set them using the Heat Tool.
- It is very easy to muck up the acetate with glue so you must use it very sparingly with a Glue Dot to help hold it in place until the glue sets. Acetate doesn't accept adhesives very well so you must be the picture of patience while you get everything set in it's right place.
- The sentiment, from the Feel Goods Stamp Set, was inked up with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker to separate the two parts of the sentiment. I have to say the Blackberry Bliss is one of the few markers you can use to ink your stamps without it looking like a marker job! It's so intense that you don't get that kind of diluted unevenness that sometimes results with markers!
Here's the view from the side, so you can see the floating effect a bit better:
And because it is Tuesday we have a new set of Weekly Deals! Remember to order quickly during the month of July, because there are limited amounts of the product available for the sale price. When they run out, it will go back to regular price.
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!