Every month or so I try to send four year old Isabelle some kind of thematic fun mail which includes a matching card. For August, the theme was 'cats', and this was the card.
If something looks familiar, it's because I used a variation of this favorite, stand-by layout which you've already seen a couple of times before... The differences lie in using more than one image, in repositioning the image and text, and in the partially 'popping' images. Since each 'popped' piece (butterfly and the kitty's neck bow) is, or includes a very small area, I thought I'd share what I do in such cases...
-- First, because it's difficult to cut foam tape small enough for tiny areas, because foam tape tends to raise tiny pieces too high making them unstable, and because foam tape tends to really show under small pieces, I use a thin, white chipboard, similar to a good grade poster board. Note: The $$$ store stuff is too thin.
-- Next I stamp the image to be raised onto the chipboard, and allow it to dry. If you don't make sure it's dry, you'll have smeared ink all over your fingers.
-- Then I cut out the area I plan to 'pop'. The important thing is to cut completely inside the outline.
-- After cutting, I check the fit by placing the chipboard raiser behind the corresponding cut-out, and 'tweak' as needed.
-- Lastly, using a toothpick applicator, I dot tacky glue across the raiser, and adhere to the back of the cut-out... Apply more glue to the other side of the raiser, and adhere the cut-out to the corresponding area of the main image.
The results make for 3-D purrrr-fection every time!
Note: If more depth is required, use two layers of chipboard.
Until next week,
Card Details --
Stamps: Do You See What I See?, WD-31 Remembering. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black. Coloring:Prisma pencils, Spica marker (b-fly wings), and white gel pen. Ribbon: White ribbon custom colored with permanent markers. Other: Dimensional glaze applied to kitty's eyes & nose, and butterfly's body.