Here is a new project I made for a friends birthday. Its called a 'swing' card. This refers to the cut-out section in the middle of the front. You can buy card blanks pre-scored and cut this way but I simply used a ruler and my preferred cutting system. Measure the 1/2 way point on the front of your card and make a faint pencil line vertically. This represents where the fold will be. Lay your cutting template over the line, make sure you are straight and cut only the Right side of your oval. (I used a coluzzle system which is really easy as the template is see through)
The stamp set I used was A Touch of Nature. I first stamped the Fern leaf from the set in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then used the stampin pastels over the embossed images to change the colour of the cardstock. Then I overstamped the butterfly image. I also used another oval cut-out as a mask to blend some pastels and add interest on the inside of the card. (Make sure you line this up also so it is covered by the front fold...)
The 3d effect is achieved by first stamping straight onto the card then stamping again on another piece. Again emboss with clear powder and then cut out. Use stampin dimensionals under the wings and a dab on tacky glue under the body. I also curved the wings slightly before sticking in place.
Of course I had to add some glitter too!
I love the softer look of this card and the limited supplies used...
Stamps: Touch of Nature
Card: Very Vanilla
Ink: Perfect Plum, VersaMark
Pastels: Elegant Eggplant
Off to make some more samples now!
Thanks for looking,