Saturday, April 4, 2015

Triple-time spring flowers

I didn't make any Easter cards this year (I think I got too caught up with my bunny baskets), but I wanted to share something with a springy feel today. I think this pink and yellow floral card fits the bill nicely (and it would be easy to make this an Easter card by just changing the greeting):

Birthday card made with the Flower Patch stamp set and Triple Time Stamping technique.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Flower Patch
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Flower Fair Framelits dies, pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

The Flower Patch stamp set, with its large, bold images, is perfect for the Triple Time Stamping technique. Here is a quick run-down of this technique:

1. Cut three pieces of light card stock: 2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4" and 4" x 5-1/4".
2. Cut two pieces of colored card stock: 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" and 3-1/4" x 4-1/2". The third piece is your card base (4-1/4" x 5-1/2" when folded).
3. Using removable or repositionable adhesive, lightly adhere the white layers together, centering the panels.
4. Stamp your images, making sure that some of the images go across two or even all three layers of card stock. Don't worry about the slight "dead space" around each panel where the stamp doesn't reach; that will be covered with the colored card stock mats.
5. Separate the layers and mat each one with the colored card stock piece that is 1/4" larger.
6. Reassemble the layers (with permanent adhesive this time) and embellish as desired.

I think this is one of those techniques that looks harder than it is -- the trickiest part is probably getting the right measurements for all the layers. But the finished product always looks impressive.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Easter!

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