Mother's Day is next weekend in Canada. I'm popping this card in the mail to my Mum. It was fiddly - lots of cutting out and paper piecing to create the flowers. I used the October Afternoon Thrift Shop pad of paper so everything coordinated. And along the way I discovered something.
See the layout of the card above? When I first layered all the bits and bobs, nothing had been glued down. I got it all arranged the way I wanted it and then realized the plain white background was really boring. But I was very happy with the arrangement of the label, flowers and leaves and didn't relish re-doing the layout after I created the background. Then inspiration struck.
Glad Press'n Seal is normally in a kitchen drawer. It clings really well to odd shapes and rims of bowls. It's like Saran Wrap but stickier. I peeled off a whack of it and laid it on top of the layout and pressed all over firmly. Then I peeled the wrap off and my layout came with it. I created my background, and then I adhered all the elements one by one, peeling them off the Press'n Seal as I needed them. They released easily, leaving no marks. I think this is a method I will use again, especially for cards with lots of layers.
The bird and flower stamps are from the Waltzingmouse Sewing Box - Hugs stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Spring Baskets set. Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One dies were used to create the frames.
Hope you can use this tip! And I am entering this item in Craft Critique's May Carnival. Go check out the other Mother's Day projects over there at: Mother's Day Carnival.