Good morning! Are you ready for another Crafty Secrets Challenge? Today's challenge is to show a technique using Crafty Secrets products along with a step-by-step tutorial or a video. Please be sure to visit the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Blog as Sandy is doing a give-away and she has also posted some beautiful samples from the Design Team Members. I will have a link list at the bottom of this post with links to all of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Members so you can visit each of the blogs.The technique I am sharing with you today is layering images. It's a very simple technique and anyone can do it but it has beautiful results. I started with two images from the NEW Crafty Secrets Garden Creative Scraps, these will be available July 1st. **To do this technique you will need 2-3 sheets of the Creative Scraps. For my project I used two (2).When you are doing the layering you want to look at your image before you start cutting and pick out the images that are towards the front or the ones that seem like they could pop off the image. You don't want to cut part of the image that is in the background because it won't look right when you try to layer it. Here you can see the images of the roses that I cut out.Distress the edges on the image.When you are layering images you want to give them dimension. I added 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ from to the back of all of the roses.Next you will want to slightly curl the petals under. In this picture the flower on the left is curled under and the one on the right isn't. I think curling the paper adds even more dimension to the flower.Layer the flowers over top of the other flower images. I love this look of layering the flowers!For the base of the card I used a sheet of paper from the Classic Paper Pad by Crafty Secrets. Here is another little tip for you, try stamping on your designer paper. Go ahead you can do it! *wink* I have heard so many times, "I would never think to stamp on my designer paper". I don't stamp on my designer paper all of the time but I do think it adds another fun design element. I used the flourishes from the Birds at Home stamp set from Crafty Secrets to edge the card. Then I colored in the flourish with a Copic marker.For the next step I colored one of the Font Frames from Tattered Angels with Glimmer Mist and then I added ink around the edges.Part of the frame was going to be covered up so I cut off the extra and will be able to use that on another project. I also added Waterfall Glitter from Sparkle-N-Sprinkle.Once I had some of my pieces ready I started to assemble the card. For the lace border at the bottom I used white cardstock and the Classic Lace Border Grand S7-014 die template from Spellbinders™. I inked the diecut with Antique Linen and then add Crystal Ice Glitter.Another embellishment I create for the card was a lace flower. These are really easy to make! I used a 12'' piece of lace trim and some thread.All you have to do is weave in and out of the little holes along the top of the lace. Once you get to the end you just pull the two pieces of thread and tie in a knot.When you pull it together you create a little flower. I also added a pearly button to the center.Here is a close up of the frame. I also added some pink rhinestones.To create the tag I used Fancy Tags S4-235 die templates from Spellbinders™ and then stamped Hello Love for the sentiment. The word stamps for the sentiment are from the Birds at Home stamp set from Crafty Secrets.Here is a close up of the lace diecut and the crinkle ribbon.Here is a close up of the lace flower.
Crafty Secrets~Stamps-Birds at Home, Classic Paper Pad, Garden Creative Scraps
Paper~Georgia Pacific-White; The Paper Company-Olive Green
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger-Distress Inks Antique Linen, Broken China (blue)
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Classic Lace Border Grand S7-014, Fancy Tags S4-235, Flowers & Petals S3-093; Tattered Angels-Font Frame, Glimmer Mists Twilight, Caribbean Blue, Spring Violet; Sparkle-N-Sprinkle-Glitters Crystal Ice, Waterfall; My Mind's Eye-Pink Lush Rhinestones; Webster's Pages-Lace Trim (flower); Copic Marker-G40 Dim Green; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™-E-Z Runner® (33'), 3D Foam Squares; Joann's-Pearly Button; My Stash-Sheer Green Crinkle Ribbon
Here is a link list for all of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Members. I hope you enjoy today's challenge! I know I can't wait to see what kind of techniques the ladies came up with!!