Press and Seal & Cards – Who Knew?
Do you ever see a new technique and think how in the world did someone think of that? The Press and Seal technique is one of those what in the world techniques. I am not sure with whom it started, but it is a boatload of fun (Come Sail Away – get it??) and produces some pretty wonderful cards! In order to be able to do this you need just a couple of things: Press-n-Seal and dimensionals/mini-dimensionals ~ lots of them! Frances “Frenchie” Martin‘s video helped a lot, as did Kylie Bertucci’s husband’s, Bruno, video from Australia. One thing I found out with my second set of floating frame cards is that it is much, much easier to remove the Press-n-Seal from cardstock than DSP. The DSP is thinner and more prone to tearing.
Best thing about this technique? You get two cards from one A2 sized piece of cardstock.
Come Sail Away
This new photopolymer stamp set is wonderful! While it leans more toward masculine cards, it can be for anyone for almost any occasion. For my cards, I chose red, white, and blue colors. At first, I started coloring with blends and just wasn’t happy with the result, so I started over. For this card, I started with 12 stamped and cropped images: 4 each of the compass rose, anchors, small and large boats. I think the lighthouse provides a strong, grounding image, therefore, I only used one..
Here are my two cards:
Most of the videos I’ve seen using the Press-n-Seal tend to start with the outside floating frame. I had a problem with all the empty space in the middle, so I added a boat, rope and knot, and some of the birds. I am happier with the inside floating frame, mainly because I matted the center white background and because the lighthouse is so prominent. The two red rhinestones center and ground the sentiment.
You Are My True North
Both of these completed cards were sitting on my desk when my husband came in my blue room to see what I was creating. He picked them up, really inspected them, and then said how much he liked them. My response: that’s good because the center floating card just happens to be your Father’s Day card. I did wind up creating another card for him with the same sentiment and stamp set. I can hear you thinking Father’s Day?? Wasn’t that last weekend? Yes, but I needed to wait until after Father’s Day to post these cards so I didn’t ruin the next one I did create for him.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your time.
Have a Peachy Day!