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Floating Elements on Cards

Hello! Today I am sharing several fun ways to add fun, wiggly, floating images to your cards. You can do this with die cuts or stamped images… and a few basic tools you likely have.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Quite awhile ago, I did a video (find that video HERE) showing how to add floating elements (stamped images or die cuts) to your card. And it is very easy! This adds such fun movement to any card. Well, I came up with a few fun variations and improvements on this technique and wanted to share with you! (And by the way, my friend Julie Ebersole also did a video inspired by my technique and it is fantastic – find it HERE.)

I really can’t explain the technique here, so be sure to watch the video. But all you really need are circle dies, foam adhesive, and pennies.

My first card shows a cat holding on to balloons… from the Honey Bee Oh My Whiskers Stamp Set (SSS | HB). When you shake the card or even move it just a bit, the image moves around like it is floating. I colored the image with Copic Markers (gray cat: C1, C3, C4, R30 and balloons: R22, R24, R29, Y08, Y19, G14, YG09, B12, B14, B16, V04, V06) and added a bit of shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen. I created a soft cloud background by inking over Honey Bee Rainbow Wishes cloud die cuts (SSS | HB) with Altenew Sea Breeze Ink and a Picket Fence Life Changing Brush. The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Purrrfect Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | HB). This card is 5″x7″.

On my next card, the “wishes” die cut moves around. This features the Honey Bee Rainbow Wishes Dies (SSS | HB) and Rainbow Wishes Dies (SSS | HB). I also used the Honey Bee Radiant Circle Background Die (SSS | HB) on the background. The envelope features the Honey Bee One Of A Kind Stamp Set (SSS | HB).

I love the detail on this…

I am really liking making 5″x7″ cards lately! On this one, I used the Honey Bee Fluttering By Stamp Set (SSS | HB) and Honey Bee Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set (SSS | HB). I love how the butterflies move around!

I again used Copic Markers (B12, B14, B16, V04, V06) to color the butterflies…

All the little bees on this next card wiggle around. This features the Honey Bee Honey Bees Piecing Dies (SSS | HB), Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | HB), Missing You Stamp Set (SSS | HB), Hexagon Patterns Stencils (SSS | HB), and Scallop A2 Card Frames Dies (SSS | HB). So cute! Again the envelope features the Honey Bee One Of A Kind Stamp Set (SSS | HB).

I also added vellum wings to the butterfly. Adds lots of shine!

BLOG HOP

Today I am happy to be participating in the Honey Bee Stamps Happy 4th BEEday! Blog Hop. I adore Melissa who owns Honey Bee. Her kindness and generosity have made such a great impact on our industry. They have a new release to celebrate their birthday – you can find it HERE.

This is a two day hop… and today is day 1. You can now hop on over to the blog of Galina Filippenko, or start at the beginning of the hop at the Honey Bee Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Honey Bee products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Honey Bee Oh My Whiskers Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Oh My Whiskers Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Purrrfect Sentiments Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Rainbow Wishes Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Rainbow Wishes Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Fluttering By Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Fluttering By Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Missing You Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee One Of A Kind Stamp Set
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments…
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Radiant Circle Background Die
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Honey Bees Piecing Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Wish Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Honey Bee Scallop A2 Card Frames Dies
[ HNB | SSS ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Honey Bee Hexagon Patterns Stencils
[ HNB | SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
[ SSS ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Altenew Sea Breeze Ink
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Sticky Thumb Foam Dots
[ SSS ]
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS | ELH ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Ocean Mist Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ AMZUS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]
5×7 White Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
Gina K Cherry Red Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Sweet Corn Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]