First up was a geometric design. The stamping was done ahead of time by Linda, as was most of the cutting (we only had to trim a bit off the round pieces). I think the red should have been darker, but I used the darkest reds I had on hand, for the bricks and the butterfly. A darker red would have matched the "happy" die cut better. Oh, well. I used a bit of Glossy Accents on some of the bricks and on all of the butterfly.
I can't help but wonder what this one would be like if the round elements were trimmed with the same die as the first layer. I'll have to poke around among my dies and border images to see about CASEing this one. (Technically, CASE means Copy And Stamp Exactly; for most people, it's "I like this layout so I'm going to copy it my own way.")
Linda has the good sense to refer to this technique as "Triple Layering"; the blogger I first learned it from uses--for reasons of her own, and which may well make perfect sense to her--"Triple Time" for the technique's name.
Yes, Melissa, it's very similar to yours! I did this design in three different colorways, but yours was the only one with real ribbon. And the only one with a red cherry.
And that's it for today. Our celebratory dinner will be at Outback Steakhouse--the birthday girl's choice.