Registered: January 4, 2004 Location: Kansas Posts: 170
Sat, May 29, 2004 @ 5:43 AM
Your card is absolutely beautiful! I have a question ... It looks like the mauve mist was the card (folded in half) with the front cut out. Where is By Def stamped? Looks like it's inside the card when you open it up? Not sure where you used mellow moss. From the picture, it doesn't look like it is just layered. Does this make any sense? Would love to know how you did this. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Registered: April 5, 2003 Location: Whidbey Island, WA Posts: 22042
Sat, May 29, 2004 @ 12:07 PM
Well, let's see if I can explain this clearly enough:
This is an example of a "Faux Shadow Box".
Use a retangular template to guide you in SCORING a rectangle for the mauve card. Use an exacto knife to cut an "X" from one corner to the other of that rectangle. Along the fold lines, fold the triangular flaps to the inside of the card.
Stamp French Script with Black ink on Ivory card stock; trim to approximately 1/4" LARGER all around than the rectangular window on the mauve card. Layer it so the script shows thru the window, then fold and adhere (if necessary) the triangular flaps back over the edges; this holds the script panel in place and gives the illusion of a shadow box on the front of the card.
The inside will look somewhat odd, but I really don't think it needs to be covered or disguised in any way--it will encourage the recipient, if they are a card maker, to try this on their own because they will easily see the mechanics of how it's done! : )
After the panel was in place, then the focal images was mounted to the script portion with Dimensionals to pop it up/out.
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