Sunday, April 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop: Layering a Card

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 15 of us highlighting the “Layering a Card” Technique as shown on page 34 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes. You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Ann-Marie's Blog, you are on the right track! 

So I didn't read the directions fully and I left out the layering function on my window card. I thought the inside of the card acted as the layering portion and I layered a mat area on the front instead. After I finished my project and went back to compare to the idea book I realized I had made a mistake. Any rate, here is my project.

I created this card using the new Dotty For You Paper Pack that goes on sale Monday. (Check back for the blog hop I am participating in featuring this paper on the 16th). I used the butterfly card button the Art Philosophy Cartridge and set it to cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Then I kept the little butterflies that it cut out and I used two of them to add to the card. Something about this paper screams butterflies!

Next I created some mat pieces and used the corner rounder to round the shape in order to match the card shape.
Last I added a large yellow Paradise Paper Flower and a small lagoon one. Topped it off with a sweet leaf button and some sunny yellow bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Lisa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. Great card and layering is layering!

  2. I like the way you layered - everyone has their own interpretation & i like the way you think! GREAT card!

  3. Shirley is right layering is layering. And by changing it up some you just gave more ideas on how to layer on a card. Which is a very cute card.

  4. neato. I am so amazed at all the variations- loving the little cutouts look you acheived!

  5. That is such a fun card! I really like how you added more 'real' butterflies next to the cut out ones! I may be lifting this card. :o)