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-cut, die-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!