Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping

Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping

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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.)

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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!

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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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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.

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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):

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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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Easel Card with Negative Framed Scene

Easel Card with Negative Framed Scene

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For this card I used the negative of a “happy” die cut (the part left after the die cut is removed from the card stock) and a printed scene behind it.  I embossed the frame around the “scene” and the stamped greeting with a wafer thin stitched rectangle die using my Cuttlebug and a Spellbinders embossing mat.  (The “sandwich” I use for embossing with a thin die is A-plate, B-plate, embossing mat, card stock, die with cutting edge facing paper and embossing mat, B-plate, and a chipboard shim.)

I created a few more designs with different scenes, greeting stamps, and color combinations.

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For this final sample, I did not emboss the panel with the rectangle die.  Instead, I sprayed speckles of ink onto the card front using a Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool and a Vintage Photo distress marker.

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To create the easel card base, I started with a piece of card stock measuring 6 1/4 inches by 10 inches and scored it at 5 inches and 2 1/2 inches.  (I chose these measurements because they worked with the dies and stamps I was using.  You basically just need to fold your card base in half and the front in half again.)  The separate panel you decorate for the card front should be the same size as the folded card base; in my case it was 6 1/4 inches by 5 inches.  After folding the card base in half, fold the front of the card base up along the 2 1/2 inch score line (like a “z”), and adhere your decorated card front panel to the half portion showing.  (If you unfold the front of the card base after adhering the decorated panel, the decorated panel should flip to the inside of the card.)  Stamp a greeting on a separate panel.  Adhere the greeting panel to the inside of the card base with foam tape.  (It needs to be raised up slightly; this piece will hold the “easel” card front when opened.)  Your raised greeting panel will be hidden inside the card when the card is “closed” and only the decorated card front is showing.

The “happy” die is called “In a Word: Happy Cutaway” by Winnie & Walter .  The scenes I used behind the “happy” negatives were google images.  Photos and patterned paper would work also.

This card folds flat for mailing.

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Jar of Blooms for Mother’s Day

Jar of Blooms for Mother’s Day

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(My card is a CASE inspired by the card shown below.)

(This card is one I made back in the spring and am just getting around to posting now…)

As I mentioned in my “Fun Daisies” post, a friend of mine wanted to give card making a try and found a few cards online that she thought she’d like to CASE.  (This was the second sample she found.)  Since I was able to find supplies that closely matched the ones used, I copied the original design pretty closely to make my “class” sample.

Here is the original card :

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(This card was created by Mrs. Noofy and was posted on Splitcoaststampers, March 18. 2016)

Like in the original, I stamped the mason jar on vellum with and cut it out with scissors.  The jar is from the “Mason Jars” set by Inkadinkado, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and adhered with mini glue dots.

Score lines and faux stitching were made with my mini scoring board, a bone folder, and a dressmaker’s tracing wheel.

The flower pieces were made with a punch, and before the layers were glued together, I sprayed them with water, shaped them with my Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Tool Set, scrunched them up, and let them dry.  The punch I used for the larger flowers was the EK Success Hydrangea Confetti Punch.  The smaller flowers were made with the Fiskars Flower Lever Punch (small).  A sprinkle of Redland Elements was added to the centers.

I loved the leaves used on the original card but was unable to get the punch set in time for our lesson, so I used the leaves from the Spellbinders D-Lites Flowers and Stem die set instead.

The stems were from the “Tranquil Tulips” stamp set by Stampin’ Up (retired?) and were stamped with Gina K Grass Green ink before the vellum jar was added.

The greeting is from the “Happy Mother’s Day” stamp set by Studio G and Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel ink.

I used Gina K Innocent Pink, White, and Grass Green card stock and Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel for the mat.

Here is another sample (5 x 7 inch) with flowers made from the  Spellbinder D-Lites Blooms Three  set.  (I shaped the petals but did not scrunch them up on this card.)  I also stamped the larger jar image directly onto the card panel using  Papertrey Ink Soft Stone ink.  Water color paper was used for the focal panel and card base.

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Wetlands Father’s Day Card

Wetlands Father’s Day Card

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(Inside: Thinking of you especially today and wishing you a Happy Father’s Day)

This card was made with images from the Stampin’ Up “Wetlands” (retired) and “Timeless Textures” stamp sets and sentiments (inside and out) from the “Father’s Day Innies & Outies” set from My Sentiments Exactly.

Ink used was Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Sahara Sand along with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink.

I used Papertrey Ink white card stock for the card base.  The printed papers were Textured Leather, Textured Slate Blue, and White Linen all by The Paper Studio.

A Spellbinders Standard Circles die was used to create the round window.  The blue and white panel and the greeting were popped up with foam tape to add dimension.

The card below was my first attempt.  I liked it, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit, so I continued playing and came up with the card above.

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