Friday, August 7, 2015

Popping a focal point

Thanks for stopping by today!

Want to make a card with a focal point that pops but is so easy to create?  Here we go...


On a 5.25 x 4" white piece of cardstock and in a dark ink color, stamp your focal image where you want him to be on this card front panel.  Stamp the focal image again, in the same ink color, on a scrap piece of white cardstock and fussy cut it out.  From complimentary colored cardstock cut a card base of 8.5 x 5.5" then fold at 4.25 to create a 5.5 w x 4.25 h card base.  On the card base, stamp the focal image multiple times in the dark colored ink to create an interesting background for the card panel to lay over.

In a much lighter ink color stamp the focal image multiple times on the white card front panel, to make a patterned background for the focal image.  Use 3-D Foam Tape to pop the fussy cut image over top of its matching image on on the card front panel.

Stamp a greeting and mount it onto a slightly bigger shadow piece.  Add ribbon or trim approx. 1/2" from the edge of the card panel then pop up your greeting in the middle of it.

Mount the card front panel over the images you stamped on the card base then complete a greeting on the inside of your card!

I used the following supplies:

Miscellaneous Red Cardstock 8.5 x 5.5"
CTMH White Daisy Cardstock 5.25 x 4 PLUS scratch to stamp & cut greeting scallop circle from
CTMH Ruby Dye Ink Z2170
CTMH Blush Dye Ink Z2106 (now only available in Pigment Ink) Heat set this ink
CTMH Topiary Dye Ink Z2155
CTMH D1613 Best Christmas Stamp Set Winter Cheer Greeting
CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (to cut scallop circle for greeting & shadow layers)
CTMH 3-D Foam Tape
Miscellaneous Red Velvet Trim from Wal-Mart


Hope you have fun making one or many of these yourself!

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta