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Card Layering Tips | Ivana Camdzic

Card Layering Tips | Ivana Camdzic

Hello Friends! I am so excited to be sharing with you two different takes on a style of  layering that I love - mixing up florals with different backgrounds.

First up, an ink-blended background, and a wee tip on ink blending. Even if ink blending is not your thing, my cheat tip is to use a large focal point such as this gorgeous floral, to layer over-top. That way you can give yourself permission to muck up wherever other elements will be layered ;)

You can hardly tell, no?

To finish things off, I added a frame die-cutdie-cut sentiment, and some sequins and crystals, along with marker dots and tiny heart confetti. I love how ink-blended backgrounds work universally for just about any design. The softness doesn't compete with any focal points, so it's easy to pile on the toppings!

My next card is a fun example of how to kick up the background a notch by adding a pattern. The trick for seamless layering that's worked well for me, is to use light colors and/or smaller print for the background and follow up with brighter colors or large accents for whatever I layer on top. This helps the design look balanced, and it allows both the background and focal points to shine, without competing with one another. 

To accent the florals, I did two-step stamping, but also added some marker flicks for a bit more depth.

I also added a little trim with the lacy edgers (from the slimline collection), and a sentiment strip, and finished things off with a button and some twine. 

Such a fun pair of cards to make - I love that they show there is no right or wrong way to layer and build cards. Whether opting for a simple base or a patterned one, piling on oversize florals or dainty ones, with just a few little tricks, the process is easy and super fun! 

Thank you for visiting, Friends. Happy Crafting!

5 comments

5. May 04, 2020

That’s a great tip about ink blending that takes away the stress of getting it perfect! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

Beth Merrill
4. Apr 28, 2020

Theses cards are amazing! The colours, floral’s and layout I have such a hard time with layered cards and finding the placement and colours needed. Thanks for your tips.

Annette Gordon
3. Apr 26, 2020

Beautiful cards!

NICOLE MARTEL
2. Apr 24, 2020

Beautiful cards and lovely color combos❤️

Roxanne Richard
1. Apr 24, 2020

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tips.

Diane Hunter

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