Add a Curve!

By | July 16, 2015

For Technique Thursday this week, I have a simple technique that you may not think to use.  I simply took my photopolymer stamp and instead of placing it straight on my acrylic block, I bent it into a curve.  This is a huge advantage to photopolymer stamps!  They can bend!!!  Here’s a example below using the Chalk Lines stamp set.

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My card today features the Watercolor Wings and coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  All these products work great together, and you can even purchase the Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits in a bundle for a 15% discount.

I bent the greeting “You are so kind” to arc on the circle layer.

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To stamp my butterflies, I used Old Olive, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Bermuda Bay ink.  I love all the combinations I can make with this stamp set!

I added lots of layers to this card, including two layers of Vellum paper:  One cut with a Butterflies Thinlits die and another with the Elegant Butterfly punch.

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In addition, I used the Lots of Labels Framelits in the background to cut out my Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper.  There are actually two of these labels on this card layered underneath the large Very Vanilla circle.

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Have you tried out the new thick baker’s twine in the catalog?  They come in gorgeous colors!!!  On my card, I used the Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine.  It was a little too thick for this project, so I unraveled it, so I could twist it behind the butterflies.  I also added some Old Olive Baker’s Twine behind the Very Vintage Button.

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Lastly, I added two rows of the dotted border on my card, just because I love that stamp so much!

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Supplies used on my card:

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Try playing around with your photopolymer stamps on your next project and give them a curve!

Tami Hewlett

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