How to Make a Floating Card

How to Make a Floating Card

Hello crafty friends! Today is the release of the Feeling Fall collection from Catherine Pooler!! How excited are you?! I was so excited to receive these products and play with them, and today I am sharing a fun new way to use your patterned paper. Check out my process video below for all the details! 



I wanted to make a card that looks like it is "floating" or just an illusion type card. You can use acetate sheets for this, but I used vellum just because I liked the look of it. If you've never used vellum before, it's a transparent paper that reminds me of parchment paper, and it has a lot of great uses. With the new Bushel and Peck Patterned Paper, you really can't go wrong. It has all these lovely and vibrant colors and I wanted to feature a card that showcased almost ALL the patterns. 



The "floating" aspect of the card comes from putting your pattern paper down on the vellum (or acetate) a bit separate from each other, in some sort of pattern. Then you put your vellum sheet down onto the front of your card with some foam tape, or in my case, Cherry Dots! It adds a little pop, and it makes it look like the paper is 'floating' off the card. I believe it may have been more of a floating look if I used acetate, but I just loved the look of this vellum. I also put the patterned paper onto the vellum using Cherry Tape, so no glue residue would get on the vellum and ruin the effect. 



The squares are measured 2 inches by 1 & 5/8 inches, but I did trim some of them down more to get the desired look. This is on an A2 size card, so it would be 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches in total for the vellum sheet. I just eyeballed putting the squares down, but you can measure if you'd like. I then stamped the 'sending hugs' sentiment from the Joyful Thankful stamp set on some white cardstock and also the "With All My Love" on some kraft cardstock in Deck the Halls. I used the "With All My Love" for the inside of my card sentiment. 


I loved this diagonal striped pattern paper. I took my It's A Girl ink, and spread it on some white paper to put on the right side of my card for someone to write their sentiments. I love all the colors and patterns this card provides. Make sure to grab your Feeling Fall collection stuff today!! Also, check out my blog post on how I made the cutest apple card with the Appley Ever After stamp & die set (and other things from this wonderful collection!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

With Heart,


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  • Jean C Blaisdell

    Good morning, Question, I watched the video on the misti and was wondering how did you pre cut the butterfly before you stamped it with the stamp. Can you run that stamp through the cutting machine. The same with the apple, on the cut first and then stamp. Thank you for your video’s enjoy them very much, Have a wonderful day

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