Fun with Stacked Elements

Posted by Heather Jacob

21 January, 2014 - , , , ,

HELLO AND A WARM WELCOME TO MAJA DESIGN .  Heather here with you today. As well as creating layouts I love making handmade cards for birthdays and celebrations. This one was for an extra special celebration.January easel card walking in the forest

WE recently Celebrated our daughters 40th Birthday and today I am sharing this easel  card I created her.Tara loves denim blue and white, so it was very easy to gather some beautiful papers that co-ordinate.  I decided to use ‘Jeans’ – from the Walking in the Forest collection as my base combined with White cardstock .  I began by folding my card in white Bazzill . I Then  cut my base  6 x 6 in ‘Jeans’,  for the  stacked elements . I always create my cover separately , stack my elements and then adhere it to my white bazzill. One of my faves is to add stitching and make it arty by stitching slightly crooked lines and using alternative colored cotton.January easel card front cover

January easel card celebrate

I adore these stacked elements as it is a great way to use up scraps and also the dimension it gives is quite intriguing .I notice when I give a stacked elements card the receiver always holds it up and looks in-between the layers. Makes me smile . You can use any type of diecut you desire and there is a beautiful selection of papers to blend and co-ordinate . I have used 3 collections and they all tone in magnificently together .January easel card layering

Walking in the Forest , Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Frost Basics

january easel card top viewa different perspective – looking from the top view …

These are the words I wrote inside for Tara …. ……   As you walk through life keep Ten friends by your side ……. Truth, Courage , Tenderness, Curiosity, Loyalty, Understanding, laughter, Friendship, Trust and Love.  ……Always believe in yourself and your dreams….. . Happy birthday Tardy, to our wonderful precious Daughter. We love you to the moon and back . Congrats on reaching 40 years and may you have 40 more fabulous years here on earth , doing what you love. Lots of love and hugz .. Mum and Dad xoxox

Maja items used :Walking in the forest – Jeans –  Autumn Poem, Vintage Autumn Basics – No. XXI, Vintage Frost Basics – 12th December bs.

Thanks for popping by and hope I have inspired you to have  a play with these stacked elements and create your own masterpiece . See you next time , hugz from me x


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  • Marsha says:

    Heather, I love, love, love, as always your stacked and coordinated elements! I can always recognize your creativity before I even see your name. Your work is always unique and has such a clean, classic style which never grows old. Thank you again for a beautiful card.

  • Phi says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Love your stacked elements. You make it sound so easy I am tempted to try stacking some elements myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Stacked and stitched to perfection Heather! I always love seeing your projects!! xo

  • Beverley says:

    I’m sure your daughter will treasure both her card and beautiful message for the remainder of her life Heather. Your colours and stacking are so wonderfully you!

  • Dara Lynn says:

    Beautiful creation!

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    This steals my breath. masterful and stunning layered piece.

  • Gorgeous card Heather, love the layering!!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Wow Heather. You are SO good at stacking elements. I just love to watch your projects and see how you’ve built them. Stunning!

  • Oh my goodness! This is absolutely AMAZING! your stacked elements…your dimension here is absolutely stellar!!!! WOW! I’m truly inspired!