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Saturday, November 6, 2021

 Layered Lily

The Layered Lily stamp set from Altenew has to be one of my favorite stamp sets. There are so many ways to use this stamp set, so I know it will be =well used and loved in the years ahead.

You can use it as you would normally stamp a layered stamp. The set provides you with three layers, plus two centers. The layering technique would use three colors in the same color family from the highest to the darkest.

But even more than that you can create the layered look with one ink rather than three. This is perfect if you have a favorite color but not all that colors in that particular color.

So, to use a one ink pad layered look, you use a technique called generation stamping. That is a technique where you ink up the stamp and then stamp it on a piece of scrap paper.

You start with the bottom layer of the stamp set. You print it on the scrap paper three times and then stamp it on your project. Using the second layer stamp, you stamp it on the scrap paper two times and then carefully stamp the layer on the base layer on your project. Finally, you take the top layer stamp and stamp it on the scrap paper once, and then stamp it on the other layers of your project. Top it with the accent pieces and you have a beautiful layered flower.

Use a strip of paper with stamp a sentiment Use two-sided tape to mount it around the stamped piece.

I added a piece of cardstock behind the stamped piece. For extra dimension, use foam tape to mount the piece to the card case. 

A fun square card

One of the things you have to have to get the best results for this technique is a really juicy ink pad. I love the Altenew pads, especially for this project.

You can use all of the same colors, or you can have a contrasting color as I did on these cards. 

I hope that these ideas will inspire you to create your own layered cards. Leave a comment and let us know what you think,

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