Over in the general stamping forum at Splitcoast Stampers, we've been having a discussion about the best way to use the Seamless Tiers/Triple Time technique using patterned paper instead of stamped images. I think the easiest way is to use nested rectangle dies, but since I don't have those, I thought I'd try just cutting the layers myself. This did not work out as well as I'd hoped, but it was a fun experiment! The top two layers are lined up correctly, but I didn't manage to get the bottom layer to match up with the middle layer. I don't mind, though, because I know the recipient of the card will not be critiquing it. It's easy to forget sometimes, in our quest for perfection, that the recipient is usually just thrilled to get a card that was lovingly (if not perfectly) created. I am going to try this technique again to see if I can manage it without the dies, but I think the dies would sure make this easier!
Here's my card:
I have to apologize for the poor picture quality. I use natural lighting through a window, and the winter is really making it difficult to find the right time of day to photograph cards. The colors on this card are Night of Navy and white, although the navy color looks black here. Also, the shadows and angle make the sentiment panel look off-center, but I measured it and it's centered pretty well. Darn photo!
This card uses almost exactly the same measurements as the ones in this post, but this time I used patterned paper in place of stamped images. Before adhering the final layers, I wrapped a band of white card stock behind the sentiment panels, then popped up the sentiment panels using Stampin' Dimensionals. This is a very simple card, and if I had just gotten that pattern lined up better I would have been happy to have made an easy AND pretty card! But it's given me a jumping-off point and I'm sure I'll make another card like this soon so I can figure out how to fix those layers.
This card will be mailed to a sweet lady with leukemia who just had a bone marrow transplant. She has to spend 100 days in a hotel away from her family and friends to avoid germs and be near the hospital. Can you imagine spending 100 days away from those you love? The thought breaks my heart, so I hope this card will encourage her.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Scripture Series 3 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Night of Navy card stock (Stampin' Up!); Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. card stock (Neenah)
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Ink (Stampin' Up!)