Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gecko Galz In the Garden

Busy day today.  Click HERE for The East Wind.
                         Click HERE for Lacy Sunshine.  

It's the first of the month so that also means a new Challenge at Gecko Galz. Our new theme is In the Garden.  

I've made a card using the "pyramage technique".  First I chose a paper from the Victorian Garden Papers (from the March Victorian Spring Club Kit, sized at 4 1/2" x 6" ), an image from the In the Garden Collage set and a floral frame from the Victorian Spring Icons (also from the Club Kit) and sized, layered and printed them using my Printmaster Platinum program.  The layered card front was cut out and inked around the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and adhered to a  5" x 6 1/2" card base.

I also printed the collage image separately 4 more times and the floral frame once more as well. To do the "pyramage technique", using my Spellbinders Classic ovals, I cut concentric ovals from the 4 unlayered collage images, starting with the largest one first.  I then used the image with the cut out to place the next smaller oval die on the next image, carefully taping with removable tape, and so on, so that when the die cut ovals are layered and popped with adhesive foam, they form the complete picture. (P.S. You can use the images with the cut outs to do a second card in the reverse, if you wish)

The extra frame was fussy cut and I went around the edges both inside and out with the side of a yellow green Copic marker because it was too difficult to ink but I wanted the raw edges colored. The card was finished off with a triple bow from died seam binding and a crocheted butterfly from my stash.  Be sure to visit the Challenge blog and drool over the vintage goodness from my teamies. Come play along with us, you have all month to join in.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Monday ATG Challenge, My Sheri Crafts Welcome Spring, The Stamping Boutique More Than One Layer, Creative Knockouts Lots of Layers, Southern Girls Get Your Girly On, the Crafter's Cafe Lots of LayersCrafting for All Seasons Dies and/or Punches and Simon Says Wednesday ATG.


  1. What an absolutely stunning technique and I was so interested to read your post to find out how you did it. Thanks for the detailed instructions! The image you used is beautiful and I love those bright flowers paired with the sweet pastels. You did a wonderful job and I appreciate you enlightening me on a new technique. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  2. wow, what kinda magic is that, love it, hugs

  3. A gorgeous card,such a pretty design and beautiful circular cutting out of the lovely image!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. Wow! This is stunning!

  5. Stunning card, I love the pyramarge look. Very pretty outside frame.
    Thanks for linking up with us at myshericrafts this week.

  6. I haven't seen this technique in a long time. I love it. This is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Bunny DT

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Lots of Layers Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  8. Wow! That's absolutely amazing. So gorgeous with the layers. Thanks for playing along at Creative Knockouts. Hope to see you again, and good luck. Maggie, DT

  9. Wow! Love the technique you used to create this unique look! Very creative, and it turned out beautiful! hugs,Tee

  10. Gorgeous card Donna! Love the technique and layers! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards


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