Hi, there! It’s the start of a new week, and I have a new card to share. This is a very simple one, featuring the Woodlands Scene builder stamp set and Toadally awesome woodland friends set from Streamside Studios.
I colored the butterflies from the Woodland Scene builder set and the bubble Hello from the Toadally Awesome Woodland Friends set (that’s a mouthful) with my Copics and fussy cut them all. I wanted to cut right up to the lines with no white borders, which meant I had to sacrifice the antennae of the butterflies. Small price to pay, I think.
I created a card base from Pale Peony cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The card measures 3 3/4 x 5 1/8″, so it’s a fraction larger than a 4 Bar size. I’d intended to make a 4 Bar card, but I wanted a chunky frame without cutting down my white panel too much, so I opted for a size just a bit bigger.
Onto a white cardstock piece, I used 24 Carats Pearly glitter paint from Aladine with the Wavy Lines stencil from My Favorite Things to create a super sparkly, textured background. This paint is a tiny bit more liquid than a regular embossing paste, and it goes on very easily. It comes in a bag with a spout and a screw cap, which makes it less prone to dry out, which can be an issue with most pastes.
I mounted my textured, stenciled background onto my card base using foam tape, and adhered the letters and butterflies on top with clear foam tape from Kool-tak. The Kool-tak foam tape is super sticky, which is perfect on a textured, somewhat grainy surface where regular adhesives tend to not want to stick. I think the balance of the card would have been a little bit better without the largest butterfly, but once it was on, there was no way it was coming off. To my eyes, the card is a little heavy on the right, and I think a smaller butterfly would have been better to complete the visual triangle, or I could have left it off entirely.
The best thing about the clear foam tape from Kool-tak is that it makes whatever you adhere look like it’s floating, more so than white or black foam tape would have. It’s not as visible from the sides, and gives a cool effect. It’s not the cheapest foam tape, so I only use small bits of it, but it’s perfect for those projects where you want the look of something hovering above the card front. You don’t need much, anyway, because it’s super strong.
Not a lot of Copics for this one.