Since I managed to sneak a Throwback card into my Tuesday’s Tips Layering post earlier this week, I thought I’d sneak a Layering post into this week’s Throwback Thursday. Whenever I go looking for Throwback Thursday projects, I inevitably find layered cards – it’s something I’ve been doing since I started Stampin’ Up!
Layering with Designer Series Papers
Last week in one of my Tuesday’s Tips posts on layering, I used Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Up!’s double-sided printer papers – for layering a few Halloween Cards. After I did that, I went looking for layering that I did with printed papers in the past. That’s why this layering post has ended up as my Throwback Thursday post.
This card, which I made in November 2009, has four different prints that form its background. The name of the Designer Series Paper set was Holiday Lounge, featuring the colors Taken With Teal and Ruby Red. Neither of these colors is in the Stampin’ Up! catalog these days. But the colors did make me think of green and red, and there are plenty of printed papers in 2020 that have that color combination.
Choosing a 2020 Set of Papers to Use
As we are quickly (two more days of October?) approaching November, I thought I should go through my stash of printed papers from the Stampin’ Up! August – January 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s very rare that any mini catalog papers carry forward, and I definitely don’t want to waste any. I actually found a set of papers that I do believe I’ve used only once so far this season – Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.
I bought this set of papers for one reason only – the pretty monochrome prints that are on the “back” of the main designs. The main designs feature houses and other buildings, with images that complement them – wreaths, trees, and people are three. But the Real Red, Old Olive and Misty Moonlight sheets are what really appealed to me. One of those prints is the largest rectangle on this card. I do believe that’s what I did with the card with the same design back in 2009!
Figuring Out Which Designs to Use
The measurements for the four pieces of printed papers in the original card were very easy to figure out as I’d photographed that card straight on. I just digitally cut the card out and stretched it to 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ high. Then I created little rectangle shapes around the layers. So I was determined from the start to use those measurements. Darned if it didn’t work out just the way I wanted it to, though I do have to say my ruler got a work out trying to measure all those designs!
And Then There Were the Colors
My favorite monochrome design in this set of papers is the Misty Moolight design with white stars. While I really wanted to use it for this card, there just didn’t seem to be enough blue in the paper’s I’d chosen to make it work. Besides, I’d started with this project thinking green and red. So Real Red and Old Olive Cardstock it was, and the Real Red monochrome design took over the big spot.
The Finishing Touches
As you’ll see in Saturday’s post, one of the stamp sets that’s been out on my work table all week is the set called Tag Buffet. (Other projects have been done on top of this projects materials – what a mess!). And right there in front of me was a large “Merry Christmas” stamp that does a great job of mimicking the same sentiment from 11 years ago. So I stamped it using Real Red Classic Ink and matted it with Real Red Cardstock. And of course I wanted an embellishments in the corners as in the original. Out came the All The Trimmings Embellishments, from the same suite as the printed papers! So there are little Real Red dots in the four corners of the sentiment layer, and the card is finished!
The Bottom Line
As with just about any Throwback Thursday post, the bottom line is that, if you need some inspiration for a new project, you really only have to start going back over projects that you’ve made in the past. It doesn’t have to be as far back as 11 years ago. But it can be! Here’s the problem – you have to either have the card in your stash (after all that time????) or you have to have photographed it. Your projects are all wonderful enough to photograph – don’t forget that as you craft this season or any season!
Happy stamping – and take a picture of what you do!
Don’t forget – you can click on any of the icons below as they march across your screen to go directly to my Stampin’ Up! store to order them! You can even click the “Add All to Cart” link to buy them all! You can make a lot of cards with this set of products. All you need to add is some scissors and adhesive! If you do order from this post, I’ll e-mail you the layout for this project as well as some others to use with this set of papers!