I recently saw in the Docraft "Creativity" magazine the technique of Pyramage. Now this can be as complicated or as simple as you'd like. Mine is probably the simplest form there is.
For my card I started off with 3 ovals (Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small). I used the three middle sizes and cut a white oval with each. I stamped bits of the butterfly around the edges and in the top oval, I stamped most of the image complete. It doesn't matter that it goes off-edge since a dimensional butterfly is going to go on top:
Here's the assembled card (using 3D dots for all layers except the dimensional butterfly which is just glued with some normal liquid glue on the body).
Bold and Beautiful (GinaK Designs)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Pine Needles
Memento: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Basic Grey "out of print" (it was shaded with Pine Needles distress ink to make it less yellow and more green)
Tim Holtz Distress Paper: Frayed Burlap
For More on Pyramage, here's another tutorial that is more complicated: http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/content/2009/02/pyramage-tutorial/
Or just GOOGLE :D
I'd like to enter this card into:
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