I decided to do the Floating Technique this week and went in search of some videos to get some inspiration. I came across one by Alisa Tilsner (an Australian demo) where she had done this technique with an ‘inlaid’ section using a die. I didn’t want to do a ‘flower’ design so went looking in my stash of dies and came up with the Love You More Than dies and the coordinating Nothing’s Better Than stamp set.
When I started creating this I wasn’t sure what the finished design would be but I’m pleased with the finished look.
I started with a piece of Window Sheet (measuring 10cm x 14.3cm) and placed my strips in order to make sure they fitted. I then stamped my sentiment in Early Espresso to the Crumb Cake strip and adhered the cardstock to the Window Sheet. It was actually quite hard getting the gaps the same spacing so some may not be perfect. There are a variety of widths (7mm to 2cm or 1/4″ to 3/4″) in Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand. Once everything was adhered I decided to trim it down using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and then die cut the ‘chocolates’ outline from the centre – you do have to run it through the die cutting machine a few times as the Window Sheet is quite thick. To make sure I stamped my image in the correct place I traced around the inside of the ‘chocolates’ and then stamped the image in Memento and coloured my chocolates with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. The word ‘chocolate’ has been die cut from Early Espresso cardstock. Before I die cut the words I adhered a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock – this makes adhering so much easier than trying to add liquid glue.
The Window Sheet has been adhered with dimensionals to give the ‘floating’ look.
I’ve used it again – Biggest Wish – this is one of my top favourites from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.
Until next time …