Hello and happy Friday, crafters! As we wrap up Reverse Confetti week here in the CLASSroom, I have a celebration card to share with you today:
I used Reverse Confetti's Circle Wishes stamp set and Lacy Scallop Circles dies to create this card. I always like to look for different ways to use stamps and dies, other than how they were originally intended. So for these dies that most people would use to frame a main focal image, I used them to create a cheerful and fun background for this celebration card. I love versatility!
I didn't have an exact design worked out for this card from the beginning but knew I wanted to give the background some added interest, so I embossed the plain circle die from the Lacy Scallop Circles set onto an A2 (4.25" x 5.50") piece of Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock. To emboss in my Big Shot, I used a tan Embossing Pad and the Sizzix embossing sandwich I found on Ellen's blog:
As I said, it's not really noticeable on the finished card so you could skip this step if you wanted.
The colored paper I used to die cut the Lacy Scallops was left over from this paper-making session and project, using Distress Oxide inks. I die cut different colors of the papers with the Lacy Scallop Circles dies and started arranging them onto a Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White card base:
I adhered the scallop circles to the card base, letting some of the circles hang off the edges. After trimming off the overhang, I splattered metallic Gold Wink of Stella onto the background and circles. To do that, just give your Wink of Stella marker barrel a good squeeze until you see the ink start to run out of the brush, then start tapping the pen against your hand/finger to splatter it:
I finished the card by stamping the star, flower and heart that are included in the Circle Wishes stamp set with Delicata Golden Glitz ink onto the background and scallop circles. Finally, the sentiment and lower left heart circle were popped up with X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape:
Just think of all the different shapes of dies you could use with this background technique! Have fun creating!