Floating Frame Technique

A couple of weeks ago, Patty and I got together and stamped all afternoon. One of the cards I wanted to do was the Floating Frame Technique. While its not hard, it does take a bit of time to make. The good news is, you get two cards.

Patty’s cards are the yellow and green and mine are the Terracotta Tile. We both used the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. You can find this paper and the whole suite on pages 118-120.  We didn’t use any other products from the suite. We used the Bloom & Grow for the sentiments.

You start by fussy cutting the pieces you want on your card. You can stamp and die cut other images if you don’t want to fussy cut. You really need hardly any white space. I just used a piece of Whisper White, 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Once you set all the pieces on your cardstock (don’t adhere at this point), then you will get out your Press n Seal.

I can’t believe how easy the Press n Seal makes this technique. Lay your Press n Seal onto your project, and really push down all over. This is important and you will see later why. Now trim all your edges.

I used the Stitched Rectangles for my frame. Remember to put your frame in at an angle. You will get a much better cut. My Big Shot jumps and doesn’t cut the whole piece unless I put it on an angle like my photo.

You will use inside the frame for another card, so set that aside. Carefully take the Press n Seal along with all the pieces that you laid on the Whisper White cardstock. Flip it over (so the backside) and add Dimensionals. You will need a LOT of Dimensionals.

Next is the tricky part. Carefully put your frame back on the Whisper White piece. You can see I didn’t do that to mine. I laid it right on my card base. Oops! Now you will very carefully peel off the Press n Seal. Do this slowly or it might stick to your dsp and tear. I had that happen to mine and I added a little Tombow and was able to fix it. Now you can add your sentiment and anything else you want to.

My second card is on top. I stamped the leaves from Bloom & Grow around the edge and the sentiment on a banner.

Patty used the Square Framelits for her cards. Same paper just a different color.

So, what do you think? Are you brave enough to make the Floating Frame card. Again its not hard, but does take time to make.

You will need Press n Seal to make this card. You can find it in grocery stores, Target, Walmart & Costco. I’m sure Amazon also has it. You better get two rolls as you will want to have one in your kitchen. It works much better than Plastic Wrap.

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  1. Mary Jo Price-Williams

    This might be the technique that gets me back in my craft room, I have not stamped in months–thanks. Need to get to the store for press and seal, lol.

    • cindeewilkinson

      So happy I have inspired you to start stamping again. Press and seal a must have in my craft room and in my kitchen. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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