The technique is called Pyramage ... and although I've seen it around, I've never taken the time to check it out or give it a try until today. I will certainly be doing more ... it's easy and so much fun.
Here are the basic steps and items I used for my card ...
1. I used Spellbinder Classic Ovals to cut out Three ovals ... stepping down in size.
With that part completed, now I needed to decide on my background paper. I chose this pretty pink from the Colorbok 'sorbet' 8x8 pack and put my card together. The rubber stamps I have used are: Butterfly - Rubber Stampede A2482D and Butterfly Kisses Sentiment - Serendipity Stamps 436D.
For More on Pyramage, here's another tutorial that is more complicated: http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/content/2009/02/pyramage-tutorial/
This is the card I ended up making using the piece I made to share the technique with you all. When I made my 1st card using this technique, I didn't think about taking photos to show you how it was done. But here if the final result using the step-by-step I shared with you above.
Close up of the butterfly panel ...
I hope I have been able to inspire you as Riette has inspired me! If you give this a try, I would LOVE to see it! Please leave me a link in the comments below and I will rush right over to check it out and leave you some love! I'm truly AMAZED at all the fabulous creations & talented people out in blogland that I continually draw inspiration from ... THANK YOU ALL!
Other Challenges these cards fit:
Flutter By Wednesday - Must have wings
Inky Impressions - Use Punches or Dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Things with Wings
Sunday's with Crissy - Birthdays
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Use Die Cuts
Paper Crafting Journey - Make It Cute
Card Makin Mama - Birthday
Card Crafter's Circle - Die Cuts or Punches
Sentimental Sunday - Let's Get Sentimental
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Die Cuts
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
The Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Spring
Till next time! Thanks so much for your visit today and here's wishing you a FABULOUS week!!!