After making yesterday’s card, I was left with a brightly colored laser cut paper. There’s no reason not to use that too, so the intricately cut paper became the focal point of today’s card.
This was pretty simple to assemble, with a sentiment stamped on a scrap piece of vellum. Two things to note however. One, a detail glue pen works wonders as a way to adhere small and finely cut items like this. And two, when stamping on vellum, make sure you use an ink that will dry on smooth surfaces. Ranger’s Archival ink and Staz-On from Tsukineko work wonderfully. A pigment ink, or Tim Holtz’s Distress inks will only leave you with a sad, smeared blob.
One more thing. I added the dots and lines on the sentiment banner after the card was finished because the banner felt bare to me. Do you all think that works? I’m of two minds about it.
Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list so I can send you a card via snail mail! This one will be extra large, since it’s a 5×7 piece of laser cut paper, and I could not see any reason to trim it, especially since I won’t be sending my extras to Operation Write Home anymore. (In cased you missed it, since deployments have lowered, there’s been less demand for cards, so OWH has closed up shop for now.)
If you want to make this yourself, you can get most of the supplies from Amazon: (affiliate link)