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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Circle Becomes an Oval - and other techniques

Today's card uses no fancy papers.  It started as just a plain white window card, but has several techniques applied to create the card you see here:
  • The background is made with the addition of blue ink applied in circular motions with a cosmetic sponge.  
  • The window is framed with a stamp.  I didn't have an oval stamp the right size for the window, but I DID have a circular stamp which I carefully stamped in black four sections - top, bottom, left, and right - with a scrap paper masking the parts I didn't want stamped. Next I colored in the flowered oval frame with Smooch ink.
  • The butterfly is stamped twice.  Once directly on the card, and once on a small piece of blue vellum.  I folded the wings on the vellum butterfly and attached it over the first butterfly with dimensional tape.
  • The frame around the card is made with outline stickers and then colored with smooch ink.  The butterfly's "flight path" was made with "innies" from some outline stickers.

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