It’s been raining a lot here in Atlanta, so I wanted to make a bright and cheery card to remind me that Spring is here. April is really holding its end of the bargain in the old “April showers bring May flowers” quip – so I’m expecting big things from you, May!
I am trying something new on my blog today. Lately, I’ve had a lot of fun with layering paper and images. After I designed this Spring card and realized there are 14 layers of card stock, I thought, “Why show it all at once? Why not build the card, layer by layer, with?” I don’t want your head to explode, so I’m sharing it stage by stage. I believe it’s important to establish expectations up-front, so please know that you won’t see the final card today. Come back tomorrow for the conclusion of today’s Build-a-Card.
STEP ONE: I cut a piece of Lucky Limeade to 5-1/2″x11″ and scored it at 5-1/2″. I trimmed a piece of Whisper White at 5-3/8″x5-3/8″ and glued it to the front of the card:
STEP THREE: The next layer was SUPPOSED to turn into something absolutely amazing, but I realized afterwards that I could have made it easier on myself by simply adding a layer of the striped Designer Series Paper and a white square. This layer, though, is composed of a 5″x5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and four triangles created by cutting two 2-1/2″x2-1/2″ squares with my Stampin’ Trimmer:
STEP FOUR: The white space that was so painstakingly created in the center of the card left me wanting more, so I added a 3-1/4″x3-1/4″ square of Marina Mist card stock. That leaves a nice border of white around the central square.
STEP FIVE: After getting all those layers created, I felt like I needed to straighten the card front. I tried to play around with a diamond-shaped card front, but it wasn’t working for me. THIS gave me the chance, though, to add more layers. More layers, more layers, more layers. I won’t stop until the postage for this puppy $3.95.
STEP SIX: A piece of 3-1/8″x3-1/8″ Whisper White card stock finishes off the front panel of this card. Or is it really finished? That’s eight layers of card stock. I promised you 14, so we aren’t done yet.
What do you think it going on the front of this card? I’ll give you a hint: there are six layers of card stock left. The resulting image is simple and clean and uses some punches in a unique (I think) way. Come back tomorrow to follow the remaining steps.
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