Thursday, April 14, 2011

Layered Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 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 hop on over to 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 Amy'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.  

Here is my card:

I used one of the flowers in the Dreams Come True stamp set.  I stamped the image once in Vineyard Berry ink and once in Creme Brulee ink.  I then cut out both images, omitting a few of the smaller petals on the Creme Brulee flower.  I placed the Creme Brulee flower on top of the Vineyard Berry flower and rotated it just a bit so that the Vineyard Berry petals peek through.  I then finished it off by stamping some leaves and attaching them to the flower.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue on to Melissa'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! :o)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Black, Colonial White, Juniper cardstock; Wings B&T
Ink: Black, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry
Stamps: Dreams Come True (D1470)
Other: Sweet Leaf ribbon (Z1125), Sweet Leaf brad (Z1364), Sweet Leaf corduroy brad (retired)

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 is a visual demonstration of this technique:

Thanks for stopping by!  Continue on to Melissa's Blog to continue the hop!