Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stamp Layering Technique - Thank You Card

Welcome back to a gypsy’s journey. Today I am sharing the card I made for the April Hero Arts contest. I am using the stamp layering technique featured on the Hero Arts blog. Complete how-to instructions for this technique can be found on this video by Shari Carroll.

Stamp Set

CG115 Floral Thank You (Hero Arts)


(A) Black – 6” X 12” Card (folded to 6” square)
(B) Light Teal – 5 ¾” Square
(C) Print* - 5 ½” Square
(D) Red – 4” X 5 ½”
(E) Cream  – 1 ¼” X 5 ½”
(F) Black – 3 ¾” X 4 ½”
(G) Stripe* - 3 ½” X 4 ¼”
Scraps of C, E and Green Print** cardstock

*October Afternoon Thrift Shop Collection – Needs Paint
**October Afternoon Campfire Collection - Animal Tracks

Basic Supplies

VersaMark Ink (Tsukineko)
Vanilla Embossing Powder (Stampin’ Up!)
Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger)
Scallop Edge Punch (Stampin’ Up!)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Scor-Buddy (Scor-Pal)
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Sewing Machine


Emboss scraps of cardstock for the layered pieces.

Stamp and emboss the main image onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink. Cover with vanilla embossing powder, tap off excess and heat to emboss. Cut out the embossed image. Set aside.

Stamp and emboss one small cream flower, one small print flower, one large cream flower, one large print flower and the six leaves. Cut around the embossed images and set aside.

Embossed Images - Used for Layering Technique

Card Construction

1. Distress edges of C and G with Broken China Distress Ink. Stitch around edges. Set aside.

2. Attach pieces B and C to card front A. Set aside.

3. Score vertical lines at ¼” intervals on panel D as shown. Set aside.

Panel D - Scored Vertical Lines

4. Use the Scallop edge punch to create the scallop edge on cream strip E.

5. Place strip E inside embossing folder with scallop edge extending about ¼” above edge of folder as shown. Feed through Cuttlebug to emboss.

6. Place the straight edge of strip E against the edge of the Scor-Buddy (right side of embossed strip down). Score a line from edge to edge at the ¾” measurement.

7. Attach embossed strip E 1/8” below top edge of panel D.

8. Wrap ribbon along the top edge of piece D and secure ribbon to back.

9. Attach completed D panel to C as shown.

10. Attach pieces F,G and the main embossed image to center of the layered card. Attach with Pop Dots

11. Layer the flowers onto the main image with Pop Dots.

12. Attach the leaves to the main image.

12. Add pearls to embellish.

These are the basic instructions for making the layered card. In my next post I will talk about “Fussy Cuts”, the basics of how I layered these flowers and then share an embossing tip from the pros. Thanks for sharing my journey! – Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy.


Linda Palmer said...

Jane, this card is beautiful. Thanks for all the great instructions. Love this card.

Janice W. said...

Perfection!!! I love it!!

Viv said...

Fabulous, simply fabulous!!!