Hi everyone, I recently shared a couple of cards (see here and here) featuring the Floating Die Cut Frames technique which was, as far as I can tell, originally pioneered by Jennifer McGuire. It’s been an incredibly popular technique and one which I have really enjoyed too. Aside from the obvious beauty of the cards you create, the other positive factor is that you create two cards at the same time. I am sharing the first card today and tomorrow will share the second one so please pop by again tomorrow if you are interested to see what I created.
I haven’t given much love to the Tropical Chic stamp set and coordinating die set (currently still available as a bundle) and I thought it might be fun to use for this technique. I’m sorry I currently don’t have step by step photos (or a video) showing this technique. If you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to let me know.
I started by working out my colour palette – Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride. I then stamped up lots of images from the Tropical Chic stamp set before die cutting them all out with my Big Shot. Don’t put your Big Shot away as you are going to need it again.
Take a piece of paper the size of your card base. Position the die cut pieces over this piece of paper and make sure you cover all the space. Once you are happy with the spacing take a piece of Press ‘N Seal and place it over this panel. This will hold all of the die cut pieces in position while you do the next couple of steps. I used two rectangle dies from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits die set and positioned them over the panel to create a frame. I used post-it notes to hold the dies in place and then ran the panel through the Big Shot. This created two pieces – a frame and a rectangle panel. We are using the small rectangle panel to create today’s card.
Before we finish with the Big Shot, take your Embossing Mats and card base. Position a Rectangle Stitched Framelits die which is one size bigger than the panel you just cut out on the card base. Run it through the Big Shot. The Embossing Mat allows you to emboss the die and not cut it out. It makes a great subtle frame.
Okay, the next step is to carefully remove the die cuts from the panel so we can position it on our card base. Make sure you don’t remove the Press ‘N Seal from the die cuts at this point. Flip the die cuts upside down and adhere Stampin’ Dimensionals over every die cut piece. Once this is done, position the die cuts on your card base. You can now safely remove the Press ‘N Seal. All that is left is to stamp your sentiment.
Here’s the card…
It’s such a fun technique and it was so easy to do. It is a bit annoying putting on lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals and removing the backing and that’s the part which took me the most time (thank goodness for tweezers as that helped me a lot). It was so worth it though. I hope you’ll pop by tomorrow to see the second card created from this technique.
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Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.