Set Back Petals
Last week, Susan posted a card using the “Set Back Stamping” technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire. It was amazing, and it inspired me to try the technique. It’s so fun, I got a little carried away and made several. Here’s my favorite.
I used one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Petal Palette. And here are the instructions.
First, cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a piece of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, both at 4″ x 5-1/4″. It helps if you use a stamp positioner – like the Stampin’ Up! Stampamajig – so you can stamp both sets of flowers in the same place on each cardstock piece. Then color the image on the Whisper White Cardstock. (You do not have to color the flowers on the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock; you won’t be using those on this card.)
I used the new set of Watercolor Pencils that will be available in August to color the image. I love them, and as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I have the opportunity to order this month and play with them now. Of course, I took advantage of that! I used Gorgeous Grape, a little Night of Navy, Garden Green, and Granny Apple Green to color the flowers and leaves.
Die-cut the flowers from the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock using the Petals & More Framelits Dies. Save the die-cut for another project.
Slice the Gorgeous Grape piece so you cut a little away at the top and bottom, as shown. You will not need the top and bottom pieces that you cut; you only need the center piece. But I wanted you to see how I cut it. I also stamped the small flower in Gorgeous Grape over the layer, and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (You can see that in the pictures of the completed project.)
Add Foam Adhesive Strips or Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Gorgeous Grape pieces. I like Foam Adhesive Strips, because they’re skinny and bendable. You can see, though, that I did cut a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the smaller, thinner pieces of the layer.
Adhere the Gorgeous Grape pieces over the stamped and colored Whisper White image, like a puzzle. The Gorgeous Grape is like a little window that the image peeks through. Finally, add a sentiment. I never have sympathy cards on hand – and I hate to make them when I need them, so I decided to use the Love & Sympathy sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings.
Isn’t that fun? We’ll be making a card using this technique at July classes. If you’d like to attend, click on the “Buffy’s Stamping Events” link in the right sidebar. You can see my events and RSVP at the same time!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!