Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ICS Blog Hop Layered Letters Alphabet

Welcome! It's ICS blog hop time!  Our theme is Happy Valentine's Day!  I have a bit different take on my Valentine's Day card.  I have fun making valentines for my wonderful niece and nephew.  My nephew's birthday party is always around Valentine's Day, so it is so much fun to see them and give them their valentines.  This year they will get a small gift card to their favorite fast food places.  My nephew loves blues & greens while my niece loves purples & pinks.  These color schemes are the inspiration for their cards.  

The card base is Thick Whisper White 8" x 9 1/4" and scored at 4".  For my nephew's card the Pacific Point is 3 3/4" x 9" and for my niece the same size but in Melon Mambo.  The next layer that I stamped on is regular Whisper White cardstock 3 1/2" x 8 3/4".

I have had this Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set for awhile, but this was my first time actually using it!  I started by finding the midpoint of my cardstock and stamped the background block piece.  My tip is to stamp the background block pieces first and then stamp the letter over it.  I tried doing it the other way and didn't space out my letters enough.  The color scheme for my nephew's card is Pacific Point and Cucumber Crush.  For my niece it is Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.  The letters are stamped in Memento Black ink.  The stamped layer is adhered using snail to the background color and then popped with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card base.  

On the inside I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a piece of Real Red.  The largest oval was used in my niece's card and largest square in my nephew's card.  The heart is from the new Love Sparkles stamp set inked up in Real Red as well.  The Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment was stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and then punched out with the Duet Banner punch.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Thanks for stopping by my post in the ICS blog hop!  The next stop in your hop is Joni.
Card Supply List from Stampin' Up!:

  • Stamps: Layered Letters Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Love Sparkles
  • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Real Red
  • Inks: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red
  • Embellishments: Duet Banner Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
  • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. your unique Vday card is creative!

  2. Super! I am not sure if I have even inked the Layered Letters...another great inspiring idea!

  3. Love the letters on the background block!

  4. Very cool. You're such a nice aunt. =)

  5. I love the Layered Letters - I need to use those soon!

  6. How neat. I bet there are going to love them! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  7. Megan, these are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. The cards are cute... but oh my gosh, love the inside! I love the idea of using the Love Sparkles heart for the background... totally headed to my craft room to try it now. :) Thanks for sharing.