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If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Ann Schach's blog. Her projects are always so elegant!
For my first project, I really wanted to highlight the feel of this beautiful sentiment.
- The lighthouse layers are heat embossed with different color embossing powder- first layer in clear and second layer in white.
- Then the background was watercolored over it.
- The sand/rock/beach image was stamped on the watercolored background, and then a wet paintbrush used to blend and soften the image so it would match the feel of the rest of the background.
- The same was done with the beam of light.
- Then the sentiment was Copper heat embossed overlapping the lighthouse. Meh, next I will not stamp partially on an embossed image like this.
Here is the basic how-to for this card.
- Start with a 4¼"x7" piece of cardstock, score on the long side at 1½" and 5½".
- Cut a piece of cardstock to just to 4½" wide and several inches long, and score at ¼" and 4¼". Crease well. Apply Tear and Tape or Scor-Tape on the ¼" flaps. Then you can trim each tier down to whatever size you need and it is all ready to be adhered to the inside of the card.
- Figure out the placement of your images, and adhere to the tiers.
- Open the cardbase up, and start adhering your tiers, the furthest back and tallest tier first. Line the outer edge of the flap up with the side crease and adhere (the tier will be face down while being adhered), then fold the tier in toward the center. Take the next tier and line the outer edge of the flap up with the edge of the back tier and adhere, then fold the tier in towards the center. Repeat this process until all tiers are adhere. Line the flaps from the other side up even with the bottom of the card, remove the adhesive backing, and fold the other side of the cardbase down over the flaps to adhere them all at once.
- Open it up and marvel at the adorable card you just made!
And how flat it folds for mailing! So many techniques require extra postage or special packaging.
And now, Nikki Spencer! I am sure she has come up with something mouthwatering!
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