Saturday, January 17, 2015

And Now For Something A Bit Different

I've been posting a lot of CAS-ish cards lately, so I wanted to warn you about this next card. It's technique-laden, and very busy.

Ready? Here she is:

I warned you!

This is for the current Friday Mash-up challenge:

This week's Mash-up Challenge is:
  • Create a project with the "Triple Layer Technique" Tutorial HERE.
  • Create a project that's "Floral".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Floral Triple Layer Project".
I opted to go busy or go home, so I did both.

Please note: I did not follow the tutorial; instead I made up my own way to get a similar effect.

Traditionally, one makes a background by stamping and coloring images, but not me. Oh, no no no. I went with a floral lace background stamp instead. I stamped it with Unicorn white ink and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Then I added three colors of Distress ink: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tumbled Glass. I chose these three so I'd get some orange, green and purple where they overlapped.

Then I lined up two rectangle dies and cut the base:

If you try this, you can cut yours straight.

And this is what the base looks like after it was hacked up:

I added a layer of blue Bazzill card stock under each of the center panels. The cool thing about these layers is they hide the opening under the layer. I put the larger layer on foam tape, but stuck the smaller layer directly to the one under it. No need to make this card an inch thick.

I was originally going to put a bold sentiment, stamped with black, on a banner across the center, but I couldn't get it to look right, so I went to Plan B and used a die-cut sentiment, cut from a remnant of Hero Arts Charcoal paper. I cut a white sentiment, too, so I could stack the sentiment a little. I dotted the i with a drop of Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls.

This was quite labor-intensive, and probably won't happen again any time soon, but I'm happy I made it.

I have one more challenge card to share, then I might take a nap.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Bazzill Sea Water textured card stock, and the following:


  1. Not all. Love the new header at the top of your blog!

    Ok, that is all.... now.

  2. That's really pretty, I like how you added the colors of distress ink. And thanks for the "construction photos" - it's always nice to see how things are put together! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  3. Wowsers, this is a beautiful birthday card, Leslie! Love your way of making the layers too. I was wondering how you managed to emboss it so perfectly, because after stamping the layers there always seems to be a bit of a gap even after putting colored paper under it to hide that. Thanks for the tip and for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. I like how triple layer cards look so fiddly but really aren't. Yours looks extra fiddly. I really like though but nope, not gonna try it.

  5. Well you mashed it up quite beautifully. I so love this frilly girly card!

  6. Super idea, Leslie! I will file that creative idea for sure. Your card turned out so lovely with the embossing and sponging. Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday Mashup this week:)


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