Today's technique is really more of a quick tutorial about a product I use in lots of my cards - dimensionals. Dimensionals are double sided sticky foam dots that help raise elements of your card to give it extra depth and texture. They are often used to pop up sentiments and other elements of a card you want to highlight. Today I've used them as more of a foundation for the main object of my card - the stamped background.
I used several stamps in the Printed Petals stamp set, and 3 colours of ink - Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie to stamp flowers over a base card stock. I then cut the card into uneven quarters and used a corner punch to round the edges of the external corners. Placing 4 dimensionals in the corner of each rectangle of cardstock I positioned them on the card with about a 3-4mm gap between the adjacent pieces. After this I decided to add a simple little bow to highlight the placement of the "hello" stamp on once rectangle.
It's a little hard to see the effect from the photo above, so here's a close up.
In person the dimensionals give the card the lift it needed to take it from something basic (if it was glued on flat) to something a little bit more funky. Dimensionals are one of my favourite must have items. They are only $6.95 for over 300 dots so they last for ages. And they stick really well. Have a look over some of my projects the past few weeks. Anywhere where you see a raised embellishment or something elevated it's likely that I've used a dimensional or two to create the effect. Once you know what you're looking for you'll see them everywhere in my work. If you've never used them I really suggest giving it a go. It's a simple tip & trick - but it makes the world of difference to your cards.
Stamps: Printed Petals; Tiny Tags
Ink: Pool Party; Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie; Early Espresso
Card: Lucky Limonade; Whisper White
Other: Stampin; Dimensionals; Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon