Wednesday, April 13, 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 visit this link. 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 TIFFANY'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. If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Amy'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! Supply List: Frienship Blessings Stamp Set (D1191) For Every Occassion Stamp Set (D1187) Sweetheart Level 2 MyReflections Kit (X7134B) Black Brads (Z1366) Cotton Candy Ink (Z2193) Tulip Ink (Z2166) Black Ink (Z2105) Sanding Kit (Z1294) Embossing Tool (Z608) Paper Piercer (Z1114) The Steps to Layered Flowers are: Stamp base image in one color and outline in another (if applicable to stamp selected). Repeat on another piece of cardstock. Trim first image around all outer images. Trim second image, cutting out portions of the flower (to create the layered effect). Curl ends of petals on second image and adhere on top of first image. Layer mixtures of stamped accent and embellishments to finish. Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique: