Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FUN WITH STACKED ELEMENTS


HELLO AND A WARM WELCOME TO MY BLOG.  
SHARING A MAJA DESIGN PROJECT TODAY  
to be inspired over at Maja Design 

I love making handmade cards for birthdays and celebrations , 
and this one was very special to me, 
as we recently Celebrated our daughter's 40th Birthday .

 Today I am sharing this easel  card I created for our Daughters 40th Birthday. Tara loves denim blue and white, so it was very easy to gather some beautiful papers that co-ordinate.  I decided to use 'Jeans' – from the Walking in the Forest collection as my base combined with White cardstock . to begin I folded my card in white Bazzill . I then  cut my base  6 x 6 in 'Jeans',  for the  stacked elements . I always create my cover separately , stack my elements and then adhere it to my white bazzill. One of my faves is to add stitching and make it arty by stitching slightly crooked lines and using alternative colored cotton.

'CELEBRATE '


NESTABILITIES DIECUTS

a different perspective - top view .

I adore these stacked elements as it is a great way to use up scraps and also the dimension it gives is quite intriguing .
I notice when I give a stacked elements card the receiver always holds it up and looks in-between the layers. Makes me smile .
 You can use any type of diecut you desire and there is a beautiful selection of papers to blend and co-ordinate . 

These are the word I wrote inside the card ....As you walk through life keep Ten friends by your side .
Truth, Courage , Tenderness, Curiosity, Loyalty, Understanding, laughter, Friendship, Trust and Love.

Always believe in yourself and your dreams . happy birthday Tardy, to our wonderful precious Daughter. We love you to the moon and back . Congrats on reaching 40 years and may you have 40 more fabulous years here on earth , doing what you love .
 Lots of love and hugz .. Mum and Dad xoxox



I have used 3 collections and they all tone in magnificently together .
Maja Design  items used :
Walking in the Forest - Jeans and  Autumn Poem
Vintage Autumn Basics - No. XXI
Vintage Frost basics - 12th December bs .

Spellbinders 
S4-328 Foliage
S4-235 Fancy Tags
S5-122 Ribbon Banner LG
S5-035 Parisian Motifs
Labels twenty - one
Cottage cuts Leafy foliage 
Sizzix - 659072

Thanks for popping by and hope I have inspired you to have  a play with these stacked elements and create your own masterpiece . 
See you next time and take care x 
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20 comments:

  1. This is soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love that flower and the layers!!!!!!

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  2. Woooooow - your daughter will be proud! Wonderful layering, the choice of colors is beautiful and I love the poem!
    xoxo

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  3. What a gorgeous card with so many amazing layers on it!

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  4. Fantastic card, both the outside and the inside look wonderful and I love how you have photographed it too, very clever!

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  5. Another masterpiece Heather - love the two toned thread..xo

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  6. What a very special work of art for your daughter and the colour is amazing with the white cardstock.

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  7. Brill sentiment on the inside...funny how peeps do that - look between the layers! And gorgeous use of these papers....I do love how you use that leaf die....makes me think I should get mine out..but then I'd have to use flowers & that's a bit of a stumbling block::))) LOL.....& there's that lovely 'celebrate' stamp doing it's awesome job....lucky DD you have, having you as a Mum:):)!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card Heather, adore all the layers!!

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  9. Beeeooootiful card Heather, I love the combination of denim and white and the stitching is the perfect finising touch. I will definitely be copying this idea .... do you make a box to present the card in?

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  10. Love, love, love everything about this card Heather!! The colour, the stitching the design, everything is simply exquisite!!! A truly gorgeous work of art!!! ox

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  11. very inspirational card Heather, beautiful inside and outside on the cover, amazing :)

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  12. I've held and seen you card physically! I know how gorgeous this card is! You are simply phenomenal! Absolutely beautiful card this is! I'm pretty sure your pretty DD will love this card!...Hugs....x

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  13. This looks amazing, the layers are stunning, and the whole card is a mini masterpiece.. love the sweet thoughts in the card too.. I hope you have a wonderful celebration!

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    1. and that was supposed to say "touching"… :)

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  15. Wow!!!!!! This is so, so pretty! Love it!

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  16. Yummy layering Heather!
    I just love your work!!
    Thank You~

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  17. Absolutely stunning card! Love the white and blue combo and all the stunning layering!

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  18. Beautiful card and even more beautiful sentiment. I love the colour scheme. You are so clever...

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