Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Splitcoast Tutorial: Floating Strips

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Floating Strips - it's a fun background technique for adding dimension and using up strips of paper and cardstock. I just got this guy from B-Line Designs - he reminded me of Dick Tracy, so I colored him up in yellow.

When I showed the card to my son, he said MOM, you made the Man in the Yellow Hat! Remember him from Curious George? Then I realized how ironic it was that I chose this 'monkeys' sentiment. Funny, huh? (The sentiment is by Tim Holtz and it lives next to my computer to remind me that I don't need to answer everyone's stamping questions on Facebook!)

The background strips are from my scrap stash - I used double sided tape to layer them on acetate, and that panel is popped up just a little bit... I used cardstock to pop it up rather than foam tape, because my acetate is pretty heavy. 

Anyone know what happened to B-Line Designs? I thought they were an older company but I see that they posted on Facebook as recently as April 2020, then disappeared. Their website is still accessible. I'd love to have more of their stamps - I love this style! Let me know if you know!

Hope you're well - I am busy as usual - I have some mini portraits coming up (ooh, I finished the cats - they're HERE), and stamp art to work on!

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1 comment:

  1. Fun card and a clever thought about Curious George-you son get points!
    I checked my links for still works-but it says it is not does their blog link. They were wholesale only...if you want them let me know and I send them. The blog's last entry was in 2019 though. I am seeing their stamps at Frantic and Stampdiva in the meantime. :)