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101 Series: Layering 101

Layering can take your cards from ho-hum to wow! Read this blog post and check out the video to see what I mean.

I use layers on 99.9% of all the cards I make. Layers give height, dimension and sometimes texture to your projects. There’s a standard layering format that I use for regular card bases. You can download and print the free PDF by joining our SassyPaperCrafters VIP Group on Facebook.

The card I make in the video is the perfect example of how layers create more interest in your projects. Sure, you could just stamp everything onto Basic White cardstock or a notecard and call it a day, but what fun is that?

The measurements for the layers on the card I make in the video are:

  • Cardbase- 5½” by 8½” scored at 4¼”
  • Basic White- 5¼” by 4″
  • Flirty Flamingo- 4¼” by 3″
  • DSP- 4″ by 2¾”
  • Granny Apple Green- 4″ by 3″
  • Basic White- 3¾” by 2¾”
  • Flirty Flamingo- 1¾” by 1½”
  • Basic White- 1½” by 1¼”

As you’ll see in the video, embellishments can really make a difference as well. Rarely do I make a card that doesn’t use embellishments. Here I even used one to cover up a mistake I made while stamping.

I hope you enjoyed this 101 technique! Tell me in the comments, would you use this color combination? Happy stamping!

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