Monday, 21 June 2010

Crafty Secrets DT Technique Challenge

June 21, 2010

It is time for another Crafty Secrets Design Team challenge. For this month we are focusing on techniques. Today \i will share with you a technique that I saw being used in someones blog. I am not sure who's blog featured this technique but when I saw it I knew right away that I wanted to try it out with the Vintage Postcard kit of Crafty Secrets.

This technique is a 3D Pyramid Layered Image and it uses one of the 6 images that you can find in the Beat Buds Vintage Postcard Kit as seen in the picture below ... I used the bottom image for my project.
 I first cut all around the image and 2 of the smaller pieces that come with the set.

Then I used the Labels 4 nestabilities from Spellbinders to cut out the different layers of the pyramid. For this I just used one image. You can also use 6 different copies of the same image to make your layers. I was trying to be thrifty and decided to try it out with one only. I also cut out the the same layers in full using a cream colored cs so that I could adhere the different layers of the image on it. This is how it looks combined with the cs.

Once that was done, I embossed each layer with the spellbinders Labels 4 die, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distressing ink and then proceeded to layer them one on top of the other. This is what it looks like after doing that.

You can see how the layers look when they are stacked one on top of another pyramid style. The bottom layers was adhered to the chipboard piece that comes in the kit. I then used a file to remove the excess piece from the bottom layer and decorate the top with glitter, some cut out stamped butterflies (this stamps also comes in the kit), 2 embellishment images (also from the kit), gold leafing pen for the bottom edges and ribbon. For the backside of the postcard, I used more stamps from the kit and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distressing ink. All this can be seen in the next few photos...

This is how the finish project looks like front and back when it was all finished.
 I also added a glass hanging ornament that you can find in the Vintage Findings package.


 Time to take a look that what the rest of the Design Team have to share with you today. Please take a moment to click on each of them below and it will link directly to their respective blogs...

Vicki Chrisman - DT Leader
Marisa Grosson - that's me ---- you're here

Lastly, don't forget to keep up-to-date on the latest news that Sandy shares in the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and the Crafty Secrets site.

Enjoy the day,



  1. Pyramids add such delightful dimension to a project...this is beautiful Marisa!!

  2. Really cool! Talk about dimension! wow

  3. GORGEOUS, Marisa! How are you??? Hope you're off to a wonderful summer, my friend!


  4. Love this, Marissa! Great job!!

  5. I love pyramid cards and this is just perfect!!

  6. What a fablous techingue to use with them. I love it and the chair. Great presentation.

  7. That is a great card. Really beautiful.

  8. This is great and on my to do list to make. Great addition to my decor in my office. I love it.