This is a card that I created for the Holiday Card Buffet event that I held last month. This uses a technique called "In the Middle" which features a larger sentiment as the focal image for the card. Stampin' Up! has some wonderful greetings, and I was happy to use this beauty from Delightful Dozen. The technique is really easy to do, and the result is a beautiful card that isn't "lumpy", so it is easy to send in the mail. The only raised portion on this card is a trio of small pearls in the center of each poinsettia, and they're small enough that they won't be a problem.
I used the following materials to make this card:
- Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Watercolor Winter
- Cardstock: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White
- Ink: StazOn Black, Riding Hood Red
- Markers: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green
- Accessories: Basic Pearls
Here are the instructions to do this technique:
- Stamp the greeting in the center of a neutral cardstock panel.
- Use a ruler to draw a line with a marker above and below the greeting. Both lines should end 1/2" from the sides of the panel. I used the brush tip end of the marker to make it thicker and more prominent.
- Place a large Post-It Note so that it is along the bottom of the top line; it will cover the greeting and the other line you drew.
- Stamp the images that you want to appear above the top line. Anything would be lovely – flowers, leaves, snowflakes, etc.
- Remove the Post-It Note, and rotate the panel so it is up-side down.
- Place the Post-It Note so that it is along the bottom of the new top line; it will cover the greeting and the other elements that you stamped.
- Stamp the images that you want to appear below the bottom line.
- Your panel is now ready to go on the card directly, or you can add a mat for some additional color.