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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Layered Flower Technique Blog Hop

Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop. In case you are stopping here first, here is how it works. 11 of us are highlighting the "Layered Flowers Technique from page 7 in the Sping/Summer 2011 Idea Book. The hop is a great big circle so you can begin anywhere and just follow the links back to where you started. (If you would like to go to the page where everyone's blog addresses are listed go to Debi Barber's blog. If you found me from Carol Harris' blog you are in the right loop! ;) Although this is called the Layered FLOWER technique I am in love with this peacock stamp set so I altered the technique a smidge and tried it with feathers. Hope you are inspired.

If you are interested in the details keep reading otherwise you can hop on over to Heather Martin's blog Heather's blog and find another way to utilize this technique. Be sure to leave a comment here before you go and let me know what you think of my adaptation of this technique and happy hopping.

To create this look I masked the base image and stamped onto the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" white daisy cardstock. Next I used a seperate piece of cardstock and stamped the image again in crystal blue and again in sweet leaf. I trimmed the image leaving only the body and feathers for the successive layers.

I then used a craft knife to carefully cut around the oval shaped feathers on the peacock's body on the top two layers. Once I finished trimming I curled the edges and inked the edges to create a crisp edge.

Once I was satisfied with the layers I used Tombow adhesive to tape the images onto each other. Last I added tiny sparkles in blues and greens for the eyes and "eyes" of the feathers.

To make a card like this you need:

D1438 Circle of Love Stamp Set

D1472 Simple Memories Stamp Set

X7133b Miracle Level 2 Paper pack

Z2153 Sweet Leaf and Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pads

Z1327 Sparkles - Blue and Green Assortment

Here are some pictures of the basic technique:

Thanks for stopping by. Please continue on to Heather's Blog and see how Heather has used this fun technique.


  1. very beautiful and love you used the peacock stamp image!

  2. Stunning! Such a beautiful stamp, you have done an awesome job, LOVE it!