I'm usually late to the party on many trends, the polaroid look is no exception. So I've been looking online and at my LSS for a wafer die to add to my collection of dies, without success at my LSS stores and undecided online.
Last night I got to thinking that I have rectangle and square Spellbinder dies, they could easily become the polaroid look I was wanting; thus the fauxlaroid was born on my stamping counter this morning.
I am sure it's not new to some but it was an "aha" moment for me. It does create a bit longer bottom portion than some, but to me it makes a great sized canvas for adding a sentiment. I will probably still pursue a wafer die.....from a perfectionist point of view, I messed around trying to get the borders even on all sides and that took a little bit longer than it would take using a manufactured die.
Today's card uses a new line of stamps from The Greeting Farm, known for their whimsical "kid" images, they are branching out into this new look. I am a fan of solid images and have been since I began stamping over 10 years ago. They've even included the coordinated die in the package, all budget friendly priced, which works well with my frugal nature. :) I picked up the stamp and die set yesterday when I was visiting Paper Tales.
After die cutting the fauxlaroid, I cut an additional white rectangle. I adhered these 2 pieces together.
I stamped 3 of the butterflies in Memento inks and mounted them in the framed area with dimensional foam. A couple of pierced trails, a grosgrain ribbon bow and a sentiment banner finishes off the focal image.
I hope you learned of something new here today!
Stamps: Mini Flutters w/Die by The Greeting Farm, PTI Birthday sentiment
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe, Lady Bug, Pear Tart
Paper: Neenah Solar White, GKD Ocean Mist
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Other: Nestabilities Rectangle and Square dies, Banner Die (WPlus9), Piercing tool and mat,
Grosgrain ribbon,Tiny staples, Washi Tape (Target), Dimensional foam