Leaves of Holly - Floating Background

Leaves of Holly - Floating Background

Hello my stamping friends.

I have a “new to me” technique to share with you today, a Floating Background element!  The idea is to add an element that seems like it is floating above the rest of the background.   I accomplished this task with a vellum layer, but you could use a clear plastic sheet as well.

Check out the Stampin’ Show & Tell I have for you.  It’s quick and simple, and you will see how easy it is for you to do this too!


Here are the supplies I used for this project, remember, you can substitute your own items from your own collection.  But if you really like something I used, and you have to have it… please place an order with me to support my sharing of projects with you.

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Boughs of Holly DSP     159600

Leaves of Holly Bundle      159608

Fern 3D Embossing Folder 158804

Stylish Shapes Dies 159183

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Boughs of Holly DSP

Tools: Simply Scored Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Cut & Emboss Machine

Adhesive: Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue


Here are some project tips to get you started on CASE-ing this idea and layout.

Prepare all the pieces of your project before you begin.  This allows you to coordinate your colors for both ink, designer series paper, and cardstock.

Then prepare the layered elements.

Here a detailed look at creating the floating element.

Okay, so I think this is a really cool way to embellish a project.  And it really is not very difficult.  Give it a try and let me know what you think! Leave me a comment, ask a question or subscribe to my newsletter to see more of my projects. 

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Thanks for visiting my project today.

Happy Stampin,


Pumpkin Hill Stampers


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