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Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Cardmaking 201, Tutorial | 11 comments

Tutorial – Pyramid Card

This week’s tutorial comes to us courtesy of Seongsook Duncan. Some of you saw this awesome card on her blog and recommended it to be featured as a Tuesday Tutorial, so here it is! The technique is named for the tiered repetition of the featured image. The key for postal friendliness on these cards is to use a dimensional adhesive that isn’t too thick. First, print out or stamp 4 identical images in one sheet of white paper or cardstock. Cut it into 4 pieces. Layer Nestabilities on to 3 images. Save the first one for the base. What are Nestabilities? Nestabilites (also known as Spellbinders because of the name of the company that makes them) are cutting tools meant to be used with a die-cutting machine like a Cuttlebug or Big Shot. The same shape is repeated in 1/8″ or 1/4″ increments to allow for cutting of mats the same shape as images. Line up the 3 layers on top of the base. Use dimensionals that are not too thick to raise each layer without the card becoming “lumpy.” Here’s a close-up side view of the stacked images, and here is the finished card! Pyramid Card Sample: Created by Seongsook Duncan, Image (c) Fred She Said Designs

If you don’t have Spellbinders or a Cutting machine, you can cut any shape or use punches, such as circles or squares in 3 different sizes.

Thanks again to Seongsook for today’s tutorial! If you have an idea for a Tuesday Tutorial, please email me at


  1. Kate,

    You must have a magic touch. This turned out a great tutorial. Thanks very much for your efforts.

  2. I love this technique; thanks for sharing! I'm very grateful you gave us an alternate bc I don't (yet) own any Nesties. If only I could just win the lottery……………..

  3. Very cool! I will try this out later today. Thanks! ♥ky

  4. How neat—thank you!

  5. I saw this card on Seongsook's blog and thought it was awesome. I'm so glad to see the technique featured here so everyone gets to see it. Nice job!

  6. This looks like fun! I'll try it either with my punches or with Spellbinders. Neat neat effect!

  7. neat-o!! I love how this looks

  8. Great tut Seongsook! Love the look of this – TFS!

  9. I have never seen this technique before. Taht is amazing!

  10. I shared this technique on my blog with some OHW cards over a year ago, with instructions using square or rectangular images and a trimmer. so If anyone would like to do this, and doesn't have nesting punches or nestabilities. e-mail me, and I'll be glad to help.

  11. what a great idea!

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