Friday, March 11, 2011

Triple Mosaic technique

The technique for the background of this card is called Triple Mosaic. I got the instructions for it from the June 2006 Technique Junkies newsletter. The idea came from Julia Muscari. When you follow the technique instructions you actually end up with enough to make three cards in one! You need a large background type stamp, three colors of cardstock, repositional adhesive, stamp positioner (like a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and your paper trimmer! You use your stamp positioner to stamp on each piece of cardstock. Then, use the repositional adhesive to stack the cardstock one on top of the other. Then, use your paper trimmer to cut the cardstock at all different angles. So, you end up with three pieces cut exactly the same only in different colors. Then, you can lay the pieces out almost like a puzzle. So, see the yellow piece in the bottom right on my card? I also had two other pieces in the exact shape only in the orange and blue. Once you get them all laid out you can start gluing them down to your background piece of cardstock. You can either use them just as is and glue them down. Or, you can ink the edges of each piece just to sort shadow the edges. Or, you can leave even spaces around each piece to give a grout line type effect. I glued mine down as they were but then decided to use some ribbon as a "grout line". Here is a list of the different products I used to make this card.

Stamp sets: Pretty Petals (background stamp), Full of Life

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baja Breeze

Ink: Early Espresso

Other: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, glue dots (to stick down the ribbon), Stampin' Dimensionals, In-Color Glimmer brads

All products made by/sold by Stampin' Up!

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