I finally jumped on the tail end of the floating technique, have you seen this creative approach to using Glad Press and Seal? Yes, it uses a kitchen product! Personally, I first saw it from the spectacular stamper Emma Goddard you can see her card HERE but credit must be given to Jennifer McGuire and an interesting fact, her husband was part of the team the developed Press and Seal for Glad. I am pretty sure he did not expect his wife to make it so famous!
In Australia, this product is hard to come by, I paid a crazy amount of money ($43) on Ebay and postage a greater value than the one roll. Later, I found out you can buy it at Costco, it is 3 rolls for $20 and because I am so helpful if you so the Costco at Marsden Park it is in the third aisle from the back on the grocery side. Side note: I joined Costco just to buy this roll of plastic, this was the first time I have ever joined this Members-only warehouse, I walked up and down every aisle (some twice) besides the last THREE which looked like pet-related items and I have no cute little creature to care for, I skipped them.
The idea is you create two cards from one layer of die cut images, Emma has done a wonderful job explaining it is more detail (see more HERE) you lay all your images out about the size of a card front and press the Press and Seal sticky side to the front of the images. For me, I stamped Hibiscus flower from Humming Along stamp set and coloured with Stampin’ Blends in Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green.
I used a circle die to cut through the layer of images. The slowest part was attached a million (will close) Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the images before attaching them to the final card fronts. The Stampin’ Dimensionals are key to this technique, they make it look like the stamped impressions are “floating”.
On both the cards, I have used Rooted In Nature for the greeting. These are two of my goto greetings, the top card has “be you, be happy” the stamp does have “be strong” but I don’t use that line very often. I really like the negative text and that I can cut them out. The bottom card I have stamped “thinking of you”.
I have placed White Adhesive-Backed Sequins on some of the areas that have larger gaps. I can’t decide which card I like more, I am leaning towards the top with the flowers inside the circle. It was great making two cards from one.
Inside the card, I did the same for both cards. The Hibiscus flower from Humming Along stamp set was stamped in the corner and coloured with Stampin’ Blends like the front of the cards.
The Humming Along stamp set in on the retiring list so you only until June 3rd to order it. I had a few members of my Stampin’ Up! team order it after seeing this card, they had all overlooked it in the Occasions Catalogue. They have all saved by buying it at a Demonstrator rate, are you interested in saving at least 20% on your Stampin’ Up! Products? Read more here or please email me if you have questions.