My Big Shot played a huge role in the creation of this multi-layered beauty. I used Framelits and Embossing Folders. How did I EVER live without that phenomenal machine before it came into my life? My Big Shot is the most essential tool in my papercrafting arsenal.
While I love, love, LOVE the texture, I think the true star of this card is the flower. A little time-consuming, this fussy cutting may not be for everyone, but as you already know about me, I adore paper cutting.
To get the three-dimensional effect in the flower, you need to stamp it four separate times. The first flower you cut is the entire flower. The second flower is simply the outer layer of petals removed. The third layer is comprised of the star-shaped innermost petals, finishing up with the fourth level -- just the button-shaped piece in the very center of the flower. The flower is then put together with a Stampin' Dimensional between each layer.
Each layer of the flower is laid atop its twin on the previous layer. Very easy. Very precise. Very elegant.
The Island Indigo/Naturals Ivory color combination is exquisite. Agreed?
Creative Elements stamp set
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
Naturals Ivory card stock
Island Indigo card stock
Island Indigo ink
Bitty Banners Framelits
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders
Stripes Embossing Folder
Window Frames Collection Framelits
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Paper Piercing Tool
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Naturals Ivory card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Run the card front through the Big Shot inside the Stripes Embossing Folder. Simply wrap the back of the card underneath the embossing folder while running it through the Big Shot.
Run each of two 1 1/2" x 5" strips of Island Indigo card stock through the Big Shot inside the Delicate Designs Folders, making sure you line the strip inside the folder at the same point for both of them. Otherwise, when laid side by side, the designs won't match.
On a scrap of Naturals Ivory card stock, stamp the flower FOUR TIMES in Island Indigo ink. On the first flower, cut out the whole flower. On the second flower, cut on the second layer of petals, then the third layer of petals, and finally, the circle center. With Stampin' Dimensionals, match up the flower parts and adhere the flower together.
From a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock, use the third smallest of the Window Frames Collection Framelits to cut a frame. Do the same with the second smallest from Island Indigo card stock.
With the appropriate piece from the Festive Paper Piercing Pack, pierce holes all around each of the frames.
Adhere the frames together as in the sample. Then attach the flower to the center. Add a medium Basic Pearl to each of the sides of the largest frame. Adhere this completed focal point to the card with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.
On a scrap of Naturals White card stock, stamp Thank You in Island Indigo ink. Cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelit in the Big Shot. To prevent the Framelit from moving from its spot, stick a Post It Note over the Framelit and stamped image. Adhere to the card front with pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adhere a thin strip, about 1/8" x 2 1/4", of Island Indigo card stock beneath the embossed piece, leaving a small gap of the ivory background showing through.
If I do succeed in inspiring you -- in planting little seedlings of papercrafting ideas -- I would love it if you would place an order or two (or three??) naming me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
Love all the texture! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rita! The texture really does make this card, doesn't it? :>)Delete
What a gorgeous card! All the layers, texture and dimension just make this a total stand out card. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.ReplyDelete
Thank you SO much, KC. What a wonderful comment! :>)Delete
Just lovely!!! LOVE the colors and texture! Happy to be your newest follower. Hopped over from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Blessings ~ JudyReplyDelete
Why thank you, Judy, for your sweet words and for becoming a follower! :>)Delete
A beautiful card! I would definitely be in tactile heaven with this one :)ReplyDelete
Oh my. What a darling thing to say! Thank you! :>)Delete
Gorgeous! so many dimensions and layers! You are one talented lady!ReplyDelete
Krystie, you are a doll! Thank you! :>)Delete
That really is a pretty card. Looks like I need the naturals!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christina! You are a sweetie! :>)Delete
This is a beautiful card, I love layers on mine as well!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jen! :>)Delete
What a gorgeous card, love the colorsReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Zena! :>)Delete
Very pretty!! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at http://happyandblessedhome.com!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Diane! :>)Delete
So pretty!!! I love it! It would be so cool if you could join my Link Party on Sundays =DReplyDelete
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday
Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
Thanks, Cami! I have started to link up with you! Thanks for the invite! :>)Delete
Wow, I would love to get a card like that - it's so pretty and unique! Thanks for showing this.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Vickie! What a nice thing to say! :>)Delete
I love both of your linkups this week - you make such lovely cards :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up!
Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity
Thanks, Sarah! You say such nice things! :>)Delete
Wow, this is so intricate! The attention to detail and craftsmanship is a great way to say thank you. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Angela! I appreciate your wonderful comment! :>)Delete
Love the layers!ReplyDelete
Thanks a bunch, Diana! :>)Delete
This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Saw you on the Family Fun Friday Link-up. I'd love for you to visit my site. I have some cards on there, but nothing like yours! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gina! I visited your site, and it is charming! :>)Delete
Oh, this card is so beautiful! You did an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kathy. That is a really nice thing to say! :>)Delete
Love it! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!ReplyDelete
Hope to see you again tomorrow at:
you make the most beautiful cards!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time CreationsReplyDelete
oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!
Thank you, Emily! You are so kind! :>)Delete
Goodness, this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. The party will go live tonight. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouseReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! Thanks also for featuring the card. I am honored! :>)Delete
Hi! Your Lush Layers is one of our Featured Posts from our last week's Brag About It! See it tomorrow when you come by to link up! Thanks so much, we really loved this. BeBetsy Link and Hop!ReplyDelete
All the best ~ Sharon and Denise BeBetsy
Why thank you, Sharon and Denise! I am so honored! :>)Delete
I absolutely love the blue-ish color of this card! The flower looks incredible! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Jamie! :>)Delete
Thanks for having me, Cathy! :>)ReplyDelete