January 9, 2012

Card Canopy Technique

Folded card toppers are a fun way to add a “canopy” to your card while also adding a design element to the back.

The canopy was created from a rectangular scalloped piece of white cardstock which was stamped with Delicate Pattern in VersaMark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Lilac Posies ink was then sponged on to fill in and around the embossed image.  

The piece was trimmed to allow a portion to be glued to the back of the card with enough length to fold over the top and be elevated with dimensional foam to create the "canopy" on the front. 

The hearts from Love Assortment were stamped on watercolor paper with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Marker ink applied to a plastic palette was then transferred with a paintbrush to color the design.  The trimmed piece was bended slightly before being attached with dimensional foam.  The beautiful flourish sentiment is also from Love Assortment.

Have a wonderful day!


Penny Black Stamps: Love Assortment 30-090, Delicate Pattern 40-047
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 055, 076, 090, 098, 133, 195, 606, 703, 757, 761, 835, 925, 985
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Lilac Posies Memento Ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Lilac Posies Memento Ink Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber
Spellbinders: Small Classic Scalloped Rectangles S4-131
Other: Paintbrush, Dimensional Foam