Last week I had a stamp camp at my cottage. This was one of the cards we made. It is called the Floating Strips technique. I saw it on the website called Splitcoaststampers and decided I wanted to try to make it and then thought why not make it at our monthly stamp meeting. It is very easy to so and you can get the directions right on the Splitcoaststampers website under the Tutorials tab.
To make this card I first cut a circle using the Layering Circle dies out of a Window Sheet. I used the largest circle die to do this which I think is about 3″. Then I cut strips of paper using Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. This paper can only be purchased as a Hostess Set but it is the best DSP for the price. There are 48 sheets in this pack. One side has bright colors and designs and the other side is all black and white designs. I cut one 1/2″ strip of the Crushed Curry DSP, two 3/8″ strips each of the Misty Moonlight and Granny Apple Green designs. I adhered this strips to the Circle of Window Sheet using Multipurpose Glue. I let that dry and them cut off the excess DSP that was around the circle.
After this I cut a piece of Basic White card stock using a die from the Penned Flowers set and adhered that to the top of the circle. Then I used Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the circle making sure I placed them behind the Designer Series Paper so you could not see them. I then layered that onto a Basic White card base. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and added a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems. I decided to color one of the gems using my Misty Moonlight Dark Blends so you could see it better.