Tutorial Tuesday: Floating Card

While I was visualizing different ways to use my beaded paper, the Floating Card came to mind.  Pat, owner of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, graciously allowed me to film a tutorial to share with you.  When I asked Pat if she did this tutorial, she said she did when her newsletter was in its infancy, but was happy to let me show it to you here.  This week I beaded Flair Design Christmas paper, added flowers and an Odd Bird Planet Sentiment to create a very unique design.   Read on for directions, and for tips for designing your own floating card.

Supplies:  Decorative Christmas paper, string or narrow ribbon, beads

Bead two designs that are the same size and adhere the two images together (wrong sides together)

Tape string or ribbon onto the back of your image

Cut your card.  Cut designer paper 1/4 inch smaller to use over top of the cardstock front.  You can cut an A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  My favourite size is 6 x 6 so that is what I cut today.

The hole will be cut through the designer paper and cardstock paper.  To hold the designer paper in place, place scotch tape on the back of the designer paper.  Make sure the tape is close to the edge so it does not interfere with the hole that will be cut.

With a punch or Cuttlebug, cut a hole in the center of the card front

With double-sided tape or ATG tape, glue string onto card front

Lay designer paper on top of cardstock front

And there you have it.

This will be the last tutorial until the new year.  If you have any tutorial requests, please let me know.

More ways to decorate your floating card

  • Stamp an image for the floating part of the card and stamp a sentiment on the back of that image
  • Use decorative chipboard in place of decorative paper or stamped image
  • Use Prima flowers for your main image
  • Fancy fibres could be used in place of the narrow ribbon

Bead a whole series of images in an hour, and have them on hand for making a card in a hurry.  This card goes together very quickly and so does the card I did last week entitled Beaded Christmas Card.


Posted on : Dec 16 2008
Posted under Tutorials |

5 People have left comments on this post

Dec 16, 2008 - 09:12:36
Kim H said:

This is so fun! I love that the card spins! You do the most clever things! xoxox

Dec 17, 2008 - 12:12:43
Ila said:

Fabulous tutorial and Gorgeous card!! I’m hoping to try this in the new year!!…Hugs, Ila

Dec 23, 2008 - 09:12:54
Beth Ullman said:

Love this tutorial when things slow down a little more would like to try this one. Thanks Beth

Dec 26, 2008 - 01:12:14
Godelieve said:

Fabulous card, great tutorial!

Jan 3, 2009 - 06:01:43
Joan B said:

what a great tutorial. i always wondered how folks did these floating swirling images. great job.


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