Before I get to my Technique Thursday for this week, I have an announcement. My friend Kim and I are starting up a new Stamp Club in June. We’re looking for new members, and so we’re sending out an open invitation to come try it out and learn more about how the club works. The best part is that because the new 2015 Annual Catalog is coming out on June 2nd, we’ll be featuring those new products!!! For only $15, you can come and make three greeting cards and one other project. (And, if you decide to purchase $25 in Stampin’ Up! products, I’ll waive the fee!) This is such a fun club; I know you’ll have a great time. It’s a great way to have “a little me time” while creating something beautiful. Plus, you don’t have to be creative or crafty. We do all the designing and planning for you. Just come and enjoy!
This week, I’m previewing another new stamp set, Build A Birthday, that’s coming out in the new 2015 Annual Catalog (stamps available to purchase on June 2, 2015.) I was browsing through the Artisan Designer’s blogs and saw an idea that I thought was so stinking cute, I just had to CASE it. Instead of just stamping the images directly on paper, the Artisan Designer made them pop out, so the card appeared 3-D. After I gave this technique a try, I loved my card so much that I wanted to share this great idea with you.
I know we add dimensionals to our projects all the time to provide layers and depth. But this technique actually takes it a step further by bending the pieces so they look like they are curving right out of the background. The Build A Birthday stamp set is perfect for this technique. Among other things, it includes stamps for cake layers and a pretty cake stand.
I started out by stamping the cake stand directly onto my background card stock. Then, I stamped it again on a separate piece of card stock and only cut out the scallop top. However, when I cut, I left some little tabs on each end to fold under and adhere to the background.
To add the lace, I used a sewing machine to stitch along the top and gather the lace. Then, I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the gathered lace to the back of the scallop. Finally, I added three dimensionals stacked on top of each other behind the center of the scallop. Then, I placed a glue dot underneath each tab to adhere the sides on top of the original stamped image. It’s hard to see here, but in real life, you can see the bottom of the cake stand through the lace.
I proceeded to stamp each cake layer in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaroon, and Cucumber Crush ink. When I cut each one out, I added a tab on both sides so I could fold it under and adhere the sides of the cake layer directly onto the background with glue dots. All three cake layers have three dimensionals stacked on top of each other under the center of the layer to hold out the centers.
Before adhering the top cake layer, I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color and stamp the banner stamp in multiple coordinating colors.
Then, I decorated my cake with basic rhinestones and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.
To make the “birthday wishes” banner. I stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe using the Build A Birthday stamp set. Then, to cut the “Vs,” I used another cool, new product … the Triple Banner Punch! This punch is like a tag topper, but instead it punches banner ends for strips measuring 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″. My strips on this card were only 3/4″ and 1/2″, but I was still able to use the Triple Banner Punch to punch the ends.
Finally, the background paper is from a new Designer Paper Stack called Cherry On Top.
Supplies used on my card:
I love this new stamp set, as well as the new 2015-2017 In Colors and accessories shown here. All of them will be available to order on June 2, 2015. This new catalog has some A-MAZING new products. You’re going to love it! Hope you liked this preview:)