Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping

Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping


I’ve done multi-layer stamping before, but it has always been with three panels layered (and centered) one on top of the other.  I thought I’d try a more horizontal “scene” approach with this one.  (My scene layout was inspired by this card.)

HERE’S one I had done before…

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To do multi-layered stamping:

1.  Cut the panels you plan to layer and on which you plan to stamp.  (The sizes don’t matter; make them fit your design!)

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2.   Layer and temporarily adhere the panels as desired.  (Use removable adhesive behind the panels so it does not interfere with your stamping.)  For the goose sample above, I used two white rectangles – one positioned horizontally and the other smaller one positioned vertically and centered on the first.  (For the older sample, I used three white rectangles layered and centered from smallest to largest.)  Do not add the mats at this point; you are just layering the panels on which you will be stamping.

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3.   Simply stamp your images onto the layered panels making sure that some of the image(s) go over the border(s) so parts of the image(s) are on two (or more of the layers).  You may notice that the images don’t stamp really close to the borders of the overlapping card stock and leave a little gap.  That’s because the thickness of the card stock is preventing the stamp from making contact with the neighboring card stock.  That’s fine; these “gaps” will be covered with the mats.

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(At this point, add color if desired.  You want the color to flow across the panels just as the stamping does.  I did not add any color here in this quick tutorial but did in my finished card project.)


4.   Once all the stamping (and coloring/inking/shading if desired) is complete, separate the stamped panels, mat each one, and re-attach them by layering them the same way they were originally stamped.  Make sure to line up the images as best you can so it looks like they continue past the mats.

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Play around with different sizes and positions for your layered panels for a variety of card layouts!


To add the color to my images, I loosely sponged ink over and around the areas with a foam blending tool.  I just wanted a hint of color and was not going for a neatly colored scene.

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I used Recollections white, black and kraft card stock along with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink and Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, and Summer Sky inks.  I spritzed ink over the panels with a Walnut Stain distress marker and a Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool.  The embossing folder is Multi Stripes by Darice.  Stamps were from the Stampin’ Up “Wetlands” set (retired?).

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Birthday Bears Coloring Card

Birthday Bears Coloring Card


This “interactive” card was created with the idea that the recipient would have the opportunity to color the images upon receiving it.  Of course, it could be sent with color as well!


This card is being used to demonstrate the masking technique in one of the classes I am teaching through the Haddonfield Adult School.  Because time is so limited, I was trying to come up with a project that we could complete quickly, and leaving the images uncolored seemed the best way to do that.  I wasn’t comfortable sending the students home with an “unfinished card” though….. unless it was supposed to be unfinished….. and came up with the idea to include a box of crayons with the card!  Lazy, rushed, or genius?  Hmmmmm……

The “Beary Special Birthday” stamp set from My Favorite Things has a bunch of adorable images that can be layered (with masking) to create cute birthday scenes.

I used “Summer Daze” card stock from Recollections along with “From Me to You – Mail Poste Correo” patterned card stock (#732258) from Pebbles.  For my colored version, I used Artist’s Loft Colored Pencils.

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Fall Leaves Birthday Card

Fall Leaves Birthday Card


The background for this card was created using one of the leaf stamps from the nature stamp set by Momenta.  The image was repeatedly stamped with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tea Dye distress inks and Memento Potter’s Clay and Cantaloupe ink.  Once the stamping was done, I spritzed ink with a Walnut Stain distress marker and Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool to create the splattered dots.

I pounced Tea Dye and Vintage Photo ink with a foam blending tool onto the greeting panel and mat and adhered these to a pierced rectangle die cut.  The embossed strip across the center was made with the Darice Multi Stripes embossing folder.  Gina K Dark Chocolate card stock was used along with white (and ivory for the inside panel).

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Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card

Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card


(Inside: Happy Birthday.  May today be the start of a wonderful year.”

This card features stamps from the “Tranquil Tulips” set (retired?) by Stampin’ Up.  The background was made with the “Dictionary Background” stamp (retired?) also by Stampin’ Up.

I used Tim Holtz “Antique Linen” and “Victorian Velvet” distress inks along with Gina K Designs  “Dark Sage” ink.  Water color paper added texture to the focal and background panels and was matted on Gina K Dark Sage card stock.

The greeting on the front is from the “Celebrate” stamp set (#SC0752) by Hampton Arts, and the inside sentiment is from the “Birthday Sentiments” set by Honey Doo Crafts.

For my first attempt, I used GKD “Honey Mustard” ink for the dictionary background and had done some sponging around the edges for a more distressed look.  A greeting panel could be added later.


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Floral Palette Screen Divider and Shutter Cards

Floral Palette Screen Divider Cards and Shutter Cards

(back:  Wishing you a very happy birthday”

In my last post, I shared a few cards I made with the beautiful patterned paper called “Floral Palette” by Recollections.


Here are a few more cards I made using this same paper.

The pattern on the top of this paper is quite different from that on the bottom, and these patterns flow from left to right beautifully so I decided to keep the two patterns “as-is” for my screen divider cards.  I had made a screen divider card last year and decided to “warm up” with the same punches.  (Instructions on how I made these are included in that post.)

You can get 5 panels across the 12×12 inch page, and choosing two different groups of 4 gave me two variations.

This card is from the top (left) half:

Here’s another card from the top (right) half:


After I completed those, I played around with the bottom half of the paper and with a few different punches and dies for a different look.  Here’s my third card (also shown at the top of this post):


Floral Palette Shutter Cards

In addition to screen divider cards, flowing patterns also make great panels on shutter cards.  (HERE is a video tutorial on making this type of card.)  I left the “inside” blank on the second sample and could add a stamped or hand-written message when the card is needed.


To see the supplies used, click here…

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