It's time to use your basics to glam up simple stamped images for a card… you can have every fancy cutting tool known to man but a simple swipe of glue to hold glitter, and varied layers of tape to set different heights across your card front should never be underestimated!
All you need to start this simple project is X-Press It double sided adhesive tape and foam tape, in any width but I used 6mm, plus a trusty X-Press It Glue Marker, or Markers in my case… Importantly, select one part of your main stamped image and double stamp it, so that you can stack it up paper tole style… see below I stamped and cut out a section of the skirt on the pink dress… and then a separate banner and flower were also stamped and fussy cut:
With the images as a starting point I cut a card base so that it had a 6mm overhang and run the Wide Glue Marker around the outside edge so that I could add a glitter detail to the outside edge of the card:
Once the base is all glittered up it is time to add tape to the different stamped elements, mixing up flat double sided tape with foam tape, and doubled up foam tape provides for different heights across the card. If you look closely below you can see: single foam tape on the square stamped image and dress, doubled up foam tape on the flower elements and simple double sided tape on the banner:
When you place the skirt on top of the main image, and then the main image to the card front you get a nice lift for both of these, the largest elements of the card front:
Mix up the levels with a banner that is set flat against the base image, and then extra POP on the flower thanks to the doubled up foam tape:
Continue the sprinkling of shine by adding more glitter to the highest point in your card, the flower element:
A few extra sprinkles go a long way to bringing all the shine together… the dimension between the glittered edge on the card base and main image provide for maximum light to catch this little detail too:
So the next time you need a big POP on your projects, bring out the simple things in your stash, foam tape is a miracle worker for adding different levels of POP and Glue Markers the perfect base for added SHINE:
Enjoy the simple things and add to your justification for always having a good stash of X-Press It basics in your creative space… go forth and make simple SHINE!
Posted by Edna Morrisedie