Yes, the new Layering Alphabet Edgelits are rather intimidating at first glance but……I highly recommend checking out Stampin’ Up!’s YouTube video and then going for it! You also might say: “Yeah but they’re rather expensive”. No argument. But they’re worth it for all the amazing things you can create with them.
My grandson’s tenth birthday is today. And he’s an aspiring magician and master of many card tricks. The kid is GOOD! He’s also got a wicked sense of humor and fun. Hence this card, made just for him, is full of fun. I pulled out quite a bit of my retired Stampin’ Up! goodies, especially alphabets. Yes, I have a tub full of retired alphabets. Today I was so grateful for those choices.
When Landen last visited us (they live in Boise ID, we live in northern California) a few months ago, he and his brother and sister helped me clean out the toy closet. At 10, 11.75, and 14, they have long outgrown the toddler games and toys that kept them busy for years, which we have now donated to Habitat for Humanity‘s thrift store and another local establishment that helps those who are down on their luck. While cleaning we discovered m-a-n-y decks of cards, one of which was a mini deck. It was an incomplete deck so it was tossed out. But……I went downstairs hoping to find one of those little cards and found the two that you see on the card. They were the only two cards remaining from that deck and were under the couch!
The colors are just fun and flowing. The background layer, which doesn’t show up so good in the photo is Stampin’ Up!’s Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Lest you think Landen’s name is misspelled, his parents chose to have his special “Landen” incorporate both parent’s names: ANDrea and DENnis. Just add an “L“.
The finished card measures approximately 8″ x 4″, give or take 1/8”. I did attach the layers, starting from right to left, using five Stampin’ Dimensionals per layer.
Here are some of the retired products I used:
- Large Numbers Framelits
- Alphabet Balloon Stamp Set
- Collage Alphabet Stamp Set
- Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
- Various Retired Embossing Powders
It feels so good having ‘conquered’ the Layering Alphabet Edgelits at first try. Just following the instructions from the SU! video, step by step, made it much easier than it seemed as if it would be. And it was just plain fun pulling out all sorts of current and retired stamping tools to make this card just for Landen and his personality. Happy Birthday Landen!