It’s Cris, and this month I bring you some ideas to work with a focal panel in cards. And here is the first one:
You probably already know that I LOVE acetate cards, and using a focal panel makes them ten times easier. You get the great floating effect that the acetate gives you, but you don’t have to figure out how to hide your adhesive in the back and things like that.
For this card, I wanted to use the cute lighthouse from Paper Smooches, so I stamped it in watercolor paper, and colored it with watercolor pencils. The sentiment and the background stamp are from Hero Arts, and for the “lighthouse light” I used some vellum that I colored with an alcohol marker.
For my next card, I went with a stamp that creates the focal panel, so this would be perfect for one layer cards (although mine isn’t):
I colored the superhero with watercolor pencils and decided to stamp the sentiment in a vellum banner.
For the galaxy stamp I used distress inks and I sprayed it with a little bit of Perfect Pearls water to give it some shine.
Maybe you can see it a bit better here:
And for my final card, I wanted to use a different shape for my focal panel:
I white embossed that gorgeous background stamp from Hero Arts on two pieces of white cardstock. Then I used watercolor pencils to color one of the pieces, and I die cut a heart out of it. I placed it in the correct place over the other piece using foam adhesive, and stamp the sentiment with StazOn black ink.
I went for a much softer look with this last card, but I still like it.
That’s all from me! I hope you liked the ideas, and remember that you still have time to play with our current challenge, so start coloring!
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