This is my second card based on Seongsook's tutorial. I learned from previous mistakes I made in the first card. Instead of taking a ruler and making "frames" on my paper, I cut transparencies to the measurements I wanted (I used to be a Kindergarten teacher and still have my supplies) I used a Copic mark to color the edges or I would not see what I'm doing. This is the idea I want to achieve. I am also going to extend part of the leaves outside the rectangle.
So I lightly traced the bigger rectangles first with pencil. My idea is to not cut off the leaves.
This is what I mean. Anything outside the rectangle I kept.
I did a better job cutting this second card out with the x-acto knife. My blade just didn't want to follow the ruler the first time.
I glued the backs carefully, placing glue in the skinny parts of the cut. Then to avoid wasting paper, I cut a rectangle out of the center of the bigger piece. The leaves that are hanging out are not matted.
I had a piece of scrap paper and I wanted some flowers to pop out. I didn't cut it exactly. I wanted that red flower, but not that hard edge so I improvised and made a slightly smaller flower.
The bottom mattes have no dimensional tape to it. Just dimensional tape to the small matte on the front of the card is elevated. I wanted this red flower in the corner so I put some dimension adhesive on outside of matte to support it. Did the same thing to a leaf.
I accidentally ripped my outside leaf when trying to attach it to the card so I cut out the blue flower and placed it on top of the tear.
Here is the first card I made. Maybe you can tell, but the x-acto knife cutting is very crooked.
Thanks for looking. Take care!
Paper: Colorbok (Beach House) and matching cardstock
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp! (Talk Bubbles 2)