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Life Is Beautiful, 1 Stamp=3 Cards. Day 3

One Stamp - 3 Cards
By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide

Here is the 3rd card in my series of how to use 1 image for 3 different cards.  With this card I used some muted vintage type papers from Costco but you can use whatever papers you want.  The flowers also have a 3D effect. 

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful - Card 3

Finished card size: 4" x 5.5”

Outline Flowers (Hero Arts)
Life is Beautiful image (Magenta No. Q0492)
Flower Stem (Outlines Rubber Stamps)
Dark Green Cardstock (DCWV)
3 different patterned papers (I used papers from Costco)
Versamark Ink (Tsukineko)
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Double sided tape or other adhesive of choice
Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger)
Heat Gun


  1. Trim dark green cardstock to 4" x 5.5" and adhere to card front.
  2. Trim ligher green paper to 3.75" x 5.25" and adhere to dark green cardstock.
  3. Stamp image with versamark and black sparkle embossing powder - one time on each of your 3 patterned papers.
  4. Trim each of the largest flowers, cutting out the different sections. You will have 3 of each section of each flower.
  5. Layer each of the flowers, alternating between the different papers, and stitch a button into the center of each flower.
  6. Stamp the flower stem 3 times on the light green paper where you want your flowers to sit.
  7. Using double sided tape, adhere each of the flowers so they sit on the top of the flower stem.
  8. Stamp the "Life Is Beautiful" (or another phrase) on white cardstock, trim, layer on the light green paper, and then on the dark green cardstock. Adhere to card front.
  9. Lightly pull the flower edges up to give it a 3D effect.
  10. Sign back of card and give to someone special.

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2 Responses »

  1. very lovely!

  2. Oh Michael - this is my favorite - liked the others but love this one - thanks for sharing your talents with us!