Thursday, February 10, 2011

Layers.....I LOVE them!

Phew! it's been one of those weeks...just busy, busy and fortunately all good things happening. So, I wasn't as organized as I wanted to be for today's post and now it's late....but I know you'll all forgive me! I'm here now and that's what counts. ☺

Keepin' it simple today and going back to some basics. It's nice to do that every once in awhile. While I love all my gadgets and gizmos and tools and toys, it's nice to just play with stamps and paper. I love layers! I love to dress in layers and I love layers of flavor in my cooking, and I love layers in my crafting. So today I've got a quicky photo tutorial (here's where I wish I had a fancy video cameras and editing program).
Today I'm layering my stamps. One of the many things I LOOOOOVE about {ippity} stamps is that so many of the sets work so well together. Mixing and Matching images is easy and fun and can give you BIG BANG for you BUCK!
It takes just a little need a few different colors of ink-light to darker, and a bit of a variety of images-some line, some bold, and some backgrounds work best for me.
Today I'm using:
Dots for Sure
Music of my Heart
House a Home
Life's Little Moments
A Moment in Time

1.I start with one of bolder backgrounds in the lightest color. Here it was Dots for Sure in Pink Pirouette (the same color card stock I'm using. This creates a subtle tone on tone effect.)

2. The I go in with the music background in a little darker color. Here it was Crumb Cake (kraft ink) and stamp right over top of the dots. Don't be afraid, just go for it.

3. Next comes the hearts and with a darker color yet. Here I decided to add in a bit of shimmer and glimmer with some new Tattered Angles Glimmer Paint. This stuff is pretty cool and I love that the brush is part of the lid. One less thing for me to clean up. Be sure to wash your stamp right after you use it, though.
Here's the finished layered stamped piece. Isn't it sweet!

4. Next I decided to layer up my sentiment on some canvas. It's fun to layer textures on your cards too. You'll see I also layered my ribbons, giving more depth and interest to the card.

I finished it off with a handmade heart charm. I love this heart from Life's Little Moments, and it's easy to make it into charm by punching out the center heart with a small heart punch.

Here's the finished card.
I added a touch more glimmer around the edges of the card and softened the edges more with some cream ink and rounded corners.
So pull out some of your favorite {ippity} stamps and layer them up to give you a whole new feel for them.

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  1. Lisa, this is such a GORGEOUS card, love I your pretty layers and now I have ONE more reason to go get me some canvas...LOL

  2. such a PRETTY girly card, lisa! thanks for sharing!

  3. So pretty! Great layering techniques too! I love to stamp on patterned paper, but doing this, makes your own pp!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is so stunning Lisa and I just love that dangling heart!!

  5. Very adorable is the finished project..... Thanks for sharing the prep.... Hugs)))


  6. Ab fab card!!! Love this soooo much x