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 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 Debi'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.

This month I chose to make the adorable flower pot card (original instructions found here) using the brand new "Heartfelt Treasures" stamp set. I am pleasantly surprised at how quickly this card came together . I'm planning on using this as my Mother's Day card this year (Mom, act surprised when you get it)!

Flower Pot Card
Card Open
Here's a close-up of the flower and better photo to view the layering. Normally I would use 3-D foam tape to give my flowers some extra pop but this time I chose not to do so and focused on curling the flower edges instead.

Layered Flowers
If you would like to see details on this technique or my supply list please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Neely'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:
Paper: Sophia Level 2 Paper Kit (X7131B)
Stamp: Heartfelt Treasures (C1456)
Ink: Hollyhock (Z2128), Creme Brulee (Z2167), Pear (Z2197)
Other: Paper Piercer (Z1114), Bonding Memories Glue (1512), Paper Trimmer (Z338), Sparkles Red, Pink, Purple Assortment (Z1326), Corner Rounder (Z578)

Layered Flower Technique:
1. Stamp base image in one color and outline in another color. Repeat on another piece of cardstock. For my card I stamped the bottom flowers on White Daisy Cardstock using Creme Brulee and Blush Inks. I used the outline stamp and Blush ink on all flowers. For my top flowers, I only used the outline stamp and chose to stamp on B&T paper.  

Top Flower-B&T Paper
Bottom Flower-Cardstock

2. Trim first image around all outer edges. Trim second image around main flower only (to create the layered effect).

Top Flower-Trim Main Flower
Bottom Flower-Trim Outer Edges

3. Curl ends of petals on second image and adhere on top of first image. Layer mixtures of stamped accents and embellishments to finish. I topped my flowers off with another stamped flower and topped it off with some pink sparkles. Love my bling!
Curl Flower Petals

Final Layered Flowers
Thanks for stopping! Now continue on to Neely's blog to continue to hop!


  1. Super cute cards, and I LOVE the look of your blog. Your title is darling too. Am I gushing too much? :D

  2. Great card! Your flowers are so beautiful!

  3. so cute, one of my favorite cards is the pot and flowers. great job

  4. Beautiful! great tutortial too. TFS!