It’s been a long time since I used the three tier stamping technique. I thought the new stamp set Vintage Leaves would be perfect for it.
The Leaflets Framelits Dies coordinate with the stamp set; it has a die for each of the six leaves. Buy the stamp set and the dies together in the bundle and save 15% on both! (See the bundle in the products listed below.)
When I see leaves like this, I automatically think of Autumn, but we have leaves in Spring and Summer, too, right? So I chose to stamp the leaves in varying shades of green on Whisper White and mat them in Night of Navy. I think the cooler colors look more Summery than the warmer Autumnal tones of yellow, orange, and red. Don’t get me wrong. In a few months I’ll be using those colors like crazy with this stamp set. I’m just in more of a Summer mood right now.
One nice thing about this particular card design is that it can be used horizontally or vertically. The scattered leaves don’t need to go in any particular direction. The sentiment is the only element that does.
Tip: When stamping the three layers, it’s easy to get a blank area along the edge between one layer and another (left.) The matting in between the layers helps hide this. But stamping on a softer surface, such as a Piercing Mat, and using a bit more pressure than usual, can help. But you must be careful not to get ink anywhere on the stamp except on the image itself. If there is any ink on the edges of the stamp, you are much more likely to get a halo (right.)
Here’s what I used: