Floating Strips Technique

 The Floating Strips technique is pretty cool — the strips really look like they’r floating!

For this card, I used the 2020-2022 In Color collection.  The circle is made with strips of paper, mounted onto window sheet and raised using Foam Strips.  The effect is pretty awesome!

There’s a video at the end of this post with step-by-step instructions.

The card base is Bumblebee, with a Basic Black mat topped with. Basic White card front.

To make the floating piece, I placed strips of cardstock over a window sheet with a little space of window sheet showing.  I then die cut it all out using the Layering Circles dies and raised them with Foam Strips.  The butterfly was die cut from Basic Black card stock and a die from the Brilliant Wings set.

The outside sentiment was stamped in Bumblebee and is from the Pansy Patch set.

I wanted to use all the colors from the In Color collections, but I didn’t have any Cinnamon Cider card stock to incorporate into the card.  I brought that color in by using the Cinnamon Cider ribbon.

The inside of the card has a sentiment from the Pansy Patch set, stamped inked in Bumblebee.

Click on the video below to see step-by-step instructions.  NOTE: if the video does not appear, you can 

see it by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used (listed below), please let me know.

Happy Stampin’!


Cutting Measurements:

Base: 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2

Mat: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Front: 3 3/5 x 5

Inside: 4 x 5 1/4

Product List 

Pansy Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)


Layering Circles Dies


Brilliant Wings Dies


Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock


Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Window Sheets


Take Your Pick


Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad


Cinnamon Cider 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon


Foam Adhesive Strips


Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


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