Monday, March 15, 2010

BSS-Monday Challenge-Floating Oval

Another Monday already, time flies whether you're having fun or not!!!
Today's challenge for Buffalo Stamps and Stuff is to make a floating oval card (or floating any other shape you wish to use card!) Start with your card base.
I used designer cardstock from The Cafe Mediterranean stack by DCWV to make my base card. Folded it in half so that the printed side was inside.
I then cut another piece of the same cardstock (you could use a contrasting color if you wanted)
slightly bigger than the card front (both length and width). I then cute an oval out of the center of the card, and also in the center of the extra piece. Then line up the cutout portion and trim the edges of the extra piece to fit the front of the card. Set this aside.
Cut a smaller oval that will fit inside the front of the card oval and stamp your image on it and color. You will also need a plain colored oval the same size to put on the back of your stamped oval.
Cut a piece of ribbon or strong string a little less than the length of your card. Center the ribbon lengthwise along the back of the stamped oval and adhere it. Adhere the oval backing so the ribbon is coming out the top and bottom of your stamped piece.
Center your oval in the larger oval on the front of the card and adhere the ribbon to the card front so it floats in the center of the cards oval. Adhere the extra front that you made to the front of the card. That's it. Decorate the front of your card however you want.
That is, of course, Tilda with Shamrocks that is gracing the front of the card. On the inside, I chose a sentiment that would fit behind the oval so it doesn't show when the card is closed.
Shamrocks are a dollar store find from a couple of years ago.
Hope you have time to try this technique. Thanks for stopping by. Until later...........


Sue from Oregon said...

LOVE this image and the fun green!

Diffirent Shades Of Life said...

Wow Sue this is stunning, love what you have done!
Sue x

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE this floating ovel idea - am going to have to try it out! Of course your wonderful card is a gorgeous sample of it!

Tanya said...

Awesome card!!!!!!
Congrats Sue on your 100 followers!!!!!
Love your blog...

Cindy said...

Just beautiful!