Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Optical Illusion

I needed to send out some thank-you cards.  Since I have not done much with my Stampin Up Stash, I am making an effort to use it first before I reach for any other items.  Once they have all been ink'd I'll mix it up again. 

I used patterned papers from the Paisley Petals collection, Marina Mist Ink, Reason to Smile Stamp set and the sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny wishes.  I used two Stampin Up Punches: modern label and word window. I also used a fiskars edge punch. The circles were cut with Sizzix circle die.

I lined the inside of the card with the same patterned paper that is the outside frame on the circle, I also used a very narrow strip of that paper just above the scalloped edge on the front side of the card. The scalloped edge to me appears to be floating on the card as a result.  And, of course a bit of bling.

I cut the word window out of the patterned paper and stamped the sentiment in that space on the card base. I then cut out the modern label from the front of the card to frame the inside sentiment. The first one took about an hour, the remaining 4 were much quicker, once I figured out what I wanted to do. I am pleased with the results. The cards are out in the mail to their recipients.

Thanks for stopping by.

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1 comment:

Kristi said...

very pretty ,Cat! I did think that scalloped edge was floating!