Monday, May 6, 2013

Just Believe...it's time to say good-bye!

Today's project is another one I designed for my Retirement Party class last week.  It uses the very first stamp set I ever did a class with as a demonstrator:  Just Believe.  This set holds a special place in my heart, not only because it was my first class but also because it really is a beautiful set, full of lovely images and sentiments.  To properly send this set off I knew I had to do something special...

Any-occasion card featuring the Just Believe stamp set and using the Telescoping Framelits technique
Close-up detail of telescoping focal image.

 I saw a card on Pinterest recently that used this technique, creating a telescoping series of layers to give the image dimension.  I knew I had to try it with this stamp set.  It is such a cool technique and SO easy to do!  It will work with any set of framelits that has multiple sizes of the same shape.  I simply sponged my background using Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze ink (both of which are retiring), and then stamped the floral image using Basic Gray.  I then laid out my framelits on the image and ran them all through the Big Shot at once.  The result is a bunch of varying sizes of rings.  I then glued each ring onto a plain Whisper White oval of the same size and then layered them one on top of the other using dimensionals.  So easy and very effective!  The hardest part is getting the layers aligned exactly.  I used more retiring product with the Not Quite Navy background layer that I embossed with the Elegant Lines TIEF (both are retiring) and the Certainly Celery 3/8" taffeta ribbon.  The final touches were the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri, stamped on vellum with Basic Gray and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch, and the pearl basic jewels.  A perfect send-off to a much-loved stamp set!
Stop by tomorrow for another project that uses this technique!  Have a great Monday!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely, really neat how it works, am on vacation in Ireland so can,t wait to case this when I get back!!!!!thanks for sharing how to do it.

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  2. VERY cool! Thanks for the instructions!

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  3. VERY cool! Thanks for the instructions!

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  4. you know...I cased this card for my May technique class! Just had someone ask me for instructions and I sent them here!!

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