Loads of Thanks for CYCI#92

IMG_616811063958_10206967019589375_7827150498806493275_nThe sketch this week for Can You Case It is a very clean and simple one; a square focal point with a greeting underneath. Gotta love it! My interpretation is a little different in that I used a circle focal point instead of a square. The overall effect remains the same, though. Simple and clean.

There’s an added surprise when the card is opened.

IMG_6851 with markWhen the top flap of the card is lifted, the main focal point remains. Here’s another view of the inside of the card.

IMG_6852 with markTips and Tricks:

  • Punch the circle out of the top of the card to create your “window.” Once you’ve stamped and punched the image that will go in its place, close the card and adhere the image through the window. This will ensure that it pops through perfectly when the card is opened and closed.
  • Outline your stamped image with Soft Sky ink. The added hue anchors the image and gives it a wee bit more pop!
  • Once the image is punched out, smoosh the whole thing, face down, in a Versamark pad. Heat emboss the entire surface with Clear Embossing Powder. The outcome is a gorgeous, glassy sheen!

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings. Be sure to also stop by the Can You Case It website to see what other stampers are submitting. I encourage you to submit your project online too! And when you do, be sure to check back here and leave a message for me. I’d love to see what you create!

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4 thoughts on “Loads of Thanks for CYCI#92

  1. Pretty cards. I like both versions, but the second one has a little more pop. Thanks for the tips, especially abut coloring around the image for more depth. This inspiration came at the right time. I need 9 thank you cards for some volunteers. TFS


    • Yea! I’m always glad when I can help someone in need of inspiration. The pictures I posted are of the same card. The 2nd and 3rd pictures simply show what it looks like when the card is opened. When the card is closed, the image that’s adhered to the inside pops through the punched circle.


  2. Miss Amy! I love your design! You have helped to get the ball rolling for a project I’ve been muddling through. I can’t wait to see your next one.


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