Base card 6x4 , First matt 5" x 3", second matt 4" x2", all in black.
Then three pieces of white card to stamp on,
First piece 5 3/4" x 3 3/4", second 4 3/4" x 2 3/4", third 3 3/4" x 1 3/4".
The first thing I did was to flip the white card over and write a small 'T' at the top of each one. You need to keep all the layers the right way up for this, or the image won't marry up, and when you come to matt the pieces it is not easy to tell which way is up.
Next you take the three pieces apart, and matt each one onto its corresponding matt. You can see how its hard to tell up from down !
When you put the layers together, your eye just completes the image. To embellish I stamped the Sakura flower a couple of times, heat embossed with a sparkly powder, then cut them out & layered them up with silicone glue.
This is such a simple technique, yet makes, I think, a really stunning card- perfect for fast cards! I'm thinking this could be great for Christmas cards this year
I got a bit carried away, and did a few more:
The Blue card uses a DoCrafts Whispers Words stamp, 49902, for the sentiment, the Sakura flower again, and another swirl. The Best Wishes is another Butterfly Kisses stamp.
I then wondered about other shapes, so did some tag shapes, sponging them in Oranges & Yellow Distress Inks. I've overstamped them with a Crafty Individuals stamp, CI305, for the central image in Adirondack Espresso,and the cogs are from PaperArtsy, Clocks Plate 5, the clock and cogs from Clocks Plate 3, in Versafine Sepia.
I shall be matting these up onto a dark golden brown card.
I also thought that maybe Nesties shapes could be good for this, and have cut out some Octagons, which I haven't stamped yet, and some labels which I have. Just need to add some colour to those.