I read somewhere (can’t remember where!) about using a tracing wheel to make a cool pattern on paper. Then a friend reminded me of this (thanks Anne!), so I thought I would give it a try. Here is my second result. Heck, I guess I’ll add the first one, too!
For this card, I did the lines in a diagonal grid and put the “bumpiest” side up – the “wrong” side. I mounted it on Tangerine Tango – one of Stampin’ Up!’s “In Colors.” The butterflies are from a pack by Studio 18 that I got at Michael’s in the dollar section. The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!’s set called All Occasions. The strip towards the bottom is just a scrap from trimming the main image matting.
For this card, I made squares instead of diamonds, and I mounted it right-side (smoother side) up. The flower stickers are from the same Studio 18 pack and the matting is Soft Sky. I also added some scoring with my Scor-Pal. A little story about the sentiment. I had the card all done and didn’t want to mess it up by stamping the sentiment crooked, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I stamped on the plastic with Soft Sky, but it wasn’t very easy to see. So, I grabbed a darker color. I stamped it off really well (or so I thought!) before I inked it up with Soft Sky, but when I stamped on the card, it turned out kind of purple. Drat!!! So, I just tried stamping the Soft Sky a little off from the “purple” for kind of a shadow effect. Not what I wanted, but I didn’t want to scrap the whole card because of it! If it really bothers me later, I will stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock and use Pop Dots to mount it over the current stamping.
Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!