Thursday, April 14, 2011

Layered Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Layered Flowers” Technique as shown on page 7 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link Debi's Blog. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

Please excuse the different backgrounds I am still trying to find the best background and lighting for pictures.  This is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  My technique is a little different from the one found in the book but it has all the same principles.  I actually used a tree stamp to make the flower. I cut off the the stem.  I stamped the tree in two different colors (one light and one dark). Then I cut around them cutting off the stem.  I layered the lighter shade on top of the dark shade.  I trimmed the lighter shade to a slightly smaller size and rolled the edges up.  I also layered the center with a smaller size flower the same way with the two different shades and then rolled the edges as well.  I topped the center flower with the Irresistables chipboard and an opaque.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto Judy's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Hollyhock 1246, Blush X5640, Pear X5764, White 1385
Ink Colors: Blush Z2106; Hollyhock Z2128
Stamp set: Treetops #C1368
Originals Card Confidence Program #9032
Ribbon: White  Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon Z270
Irresistable Chipboard Miracle Die-cuts Z1354
Opaques: Z1336

The steps to Layered Flowers are:

1. Stamp base image in one color and outline in another (if applicable to stamp selected). Repeat on another piece of cardstock.
2. Trim first image around all outer images. Trim second image, cutting out portions of the flower (to create the layered effect).
3. Curl ends of petals on second image and adhere on top of first image. Layer mixtures of stamped accent and embellishments to finish.

Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.
Thanks for stopping by!  Continue onto Judy's Blog to continue the hop!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stamp of the Month

This is a 6x6 card made using the April stamp of the month and the Sweetheart paper pack and the Sweetheart embellishments.  I also used the how to book Originals for the pattern to the 6x6 card.

Check out my website for more stamp of the month artwork from fellow consultants.