Back on October 14, when we had Meg and John’s baby shower, we also celebrated Meg’s birthday which was the next day on October 15. I’m a bit late with my posts, but birthday cards don’t have an expiration date and can be made, shared and copied without worrying about them turning into pumpkins at mid-night!
The card I made for Meg was done with a technique called, “The Triple Layer Technique.” I don’t know if that’s the official name, but that’s what I’m calling it. (I’ve also heard it called, The Triple Time Technique.”) I know the card may look complicated, but truly isn’t at all. The technique is done by simply layering various sizes of card stock on top of each other, stamp them and adhere them onto card stock mats.
Here’s what to do:
1. Cut Wisteria Wonder Card Stock to:
8-1/2” x 5-1/2”
4-1/2” x 3-1/4” and
3-1/2” x 2-1/4”.
Cut Whisper White Card Stock to:
5-1/4” x 4-1/2”
4-1/4” x 3”, and
3-1/4” x 2”.
2. Apply a small bit of 2-Way Glue to the backs of the Whisper White Card Stock and allow to dry. (This will form a temporary bond)
3. Stack the 3 pieces of Whisper White Card Stock, centering each one with even borders around each layer
4. With the Papaya Collage Stamp Set, stamp the leaf image in Gumball Green towards the top of the layers. Make sure to allow stamped images to extend the boundaries of each card stock layer. At this time you should add your greeting.
5. Stamp flowers of your choice in Wisteria Wonder. I used the flowers from the retired set Fresh Vintage. Again make sure some of the stamped flowers extend the layer boundaries.
6. When all stamping is complete, separate 3 card stock pieces. Adhere largest piece of Whisper White on folded Wisteria Wonder card base and then smaller pieces each on corresponding card stock mats.
7. Adhere smallest and middle pieces to each other and wrap a length of Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine around them. Thread a Vintage Faceted Designer Button through the ends and tie a bow. If button is floppy, place a Glue Dot behind it to secure.
8. Attach these pieces to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Use this technique for your holiday cards and recipients will be impressed for sure!
A word on Hurricane Sandy and the devastating aftermath.
As I write this post many remnants are fresh in peoples minds, but none as fresh as people who have lost their homes. Knowing first hand this a heart wrenching experience, as well as, feeling hopeless, especially if you have children. The emotional rollercoaster can be one that pulls you down. It pulls you down so low, you’ll question whether you have the strength to get up. Well, I need to quote what my cousin Lisa said to me. She said, “Don’t let it defeat you!” These few words from her have picked me up when I thought I didn’t have anything left inside. If you’re reading this and suffering, think hard about these five words and may they, and above all GOD give you the strength to move forward.
In my thoughts, prayers and heart,