Wednesday 17 February 2016

Glitter Background Card

I finished a card with the background that I made yesterday - see description here. Once again I used the double pierced squares (set B) by Sue Wilson to create a frame, and the larger of the Pierced Flags as a backing for the sentiment on the front of the card.  They are fabulous die sets and I keep coming back to them.  This time I stamped all over the frame to tie in with the glitter panel background.

I trimmed the glitter panel down to 14.8cm x 14.5cm and set it to one side.  The frame is die cut using the largest and third largest dies in the Double Pierced Noble Set B set by Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions.  I played around with different ink pads until I found colours which matched the glitter - Adirondack Purple Twilight, Raspberry and Aqua and Aquamarine Archival ink.  I used the smallest butterfly from the Butterfly Background set designed by Sue Dix for Personal Impressions and created a faux ombre effect by changing the colour of the ink as I moved from bottom left (Purple Twilight) through to top right (Aqua).  

I laid the frame over the glitter panel and although I liked the colour match, I felt that it was too intense and needed breaking up with some white.  As I was using a 20cm x 20cm card blank, some white was also needed in the centre to balance out the white border of the card around the outside of the frame.

I therefore decided to cut a large tag from the Pierced Flags die set by Sue Wilson; this had the double benefit of having a pierced edge to echo the outer frame, as well as being the perfect size for the sentiment (from the Growing Old set by Woodware). 

I also decided to stamp a sentiment and some butterflies into the card, rather than adding an insert.  The sentiment comes from the same set as the one used on the front of the card; the butterfly is the same as used on the frame - one in each colour.

The glitter panel was stuck to the card using the other side of the adhesive panel and the frame and sentiment flag added using foam tape.  To help me line up the frame, I used a glue stick over the back of the foam tape before sticking it down as this allowed me a little 'wiggle room' if the frame had not gone on straight.  I added some tacky glue to the foam tape on the back of the tag as it was being glued onto a glittered surface.

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