Friday, April 21, 2017

Fake It Birthday

I just saw where a gal on Stamp TV did the tutorial on making fake layers on a card. Thanks to Cat Tidwell for that inspiration. However, I was not as successful at doing it as she was and was about to trash my basic fake layered creation but then decided to try and save it somehow. I did keep the center layer which is fake. And, if you look close you can see the faint outline of the other layers to which I sponged on more colors to make it brighter looking.

Like I said earlier I sponged on more Blue Lagoon and Grass Green inks from Gina K. Designs and then over the top of my fake layers I stamped the leafy branch in black ink. All stamps are from the Birthday Essentials set by Gina K. Designs. The last step was to stamp the butterfly in black ink onto Lipstick Pink card stock and then die cut them. They were then placed on each corner. So except for the addition of the butterflies which I glued on it is just a one layer card. I used blue card stock for the card base.

This was "just a for fun" design and I don't intend to enter it into any competition. And, this will do it for me this week. I won't be available tomorrow as I will have other plans to keep me busy. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for the comments and visits.

God bless,


  1. Beautifully done Verna!! I would not have guessed your background was one layer!! It really does look like layers! Well done friend : )


  2. I saw Cat's post too and was fascinated by the technique. I can't wait to try it. I love what you have done with this card! It may not have come out the way you had intended, but it's still stunning. Those butterflies just pop against the background, which is beautiful. This card is fabulous!!!

  3. I saw it as well, not sure I can even do it though lol Yours came out as lovely as Cat's. Well done!

  4. Verna, I love the subtle masking accomplished on your card to create the layers of rectangles. It provides a very jungly-like background for that gorgeous vine! I've done layering like this before, but never thought about making the layering be a background for a background image! LOVE IT! Beautiful! hugs, de

  5. I give up; what do you do? Mask off a rectangle on your first layer and then mask off an area on the second, etc. and then go back and fill it in. Anyway, yes it reminds me of jungle, too. I like it!! And those colorful butterflies fit right into the scene.

  6. Think it looks great. Wonderful idea, and again the colours are super.

  7. What a sharp looking card....the colors are awesome!


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