Thursday 16 July 2015

Lots of Layers

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with my mid challenge inspiration post.
This time I have decided to share one of my  favourite ways  to make a card using numerous layers.
Many of these layers will only be seen at the edges on the finished card.
But I have enjoyed making  them, that's the fun of crafting.
Also, keeping to this months  challenge theme of  'Happy holidays', I 'm taking a City Break

So lets start with the base layer

Layer 1--- Dry embossing, using a wood grain folder and a pretty  pale  paper,
which at the assembling stage was lightly shaded with Cracked Pistachio distress ink.

Layer 2--- Stencilling  I mixed the modeling paste with some acrylic paint.

Layer 3 & 5 --- the same stencil  onto a plain pale patterned  paper using distress ink, Cracked Pistachio

Layer 4  --dry embossing, which was lightly rubber over with some silver gilding wax

Layer 6 --stamping elements Crafty individuals post card
Also the main image using Archival Inks Cornflower Blue for the cards and potting soil

Indigo Blu main image stamp

The main image was simply torn around all the edges and curled over using a pokey tool
and again the same colour distress ink for shading, which was used on all the layers.

Starting to layer,  after going round all the edges  with a blunt pair of scissors,
sometimes this will tear the card, but this adds to the shabby look.

Once all the layers were in place, I wanted to add a little more texture using
 Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing enamel.
I used folded greaseproof paper to mask an area, covering this with a piece of tin foil.
I did not get a good photo with the foil , but I think you will be able to imagine that bit.
Sprinkle with the powder, which can be heated from the top, it spreads a little depending on how close you get to the card with the heat tool. [thats why I use a mask]

Thank you  for reading how this card was made.
 I hope you will join  our Happy Holiday challenge,
which  is still  open for  two more  weeks .


  1. Beautiful textured backgrounds and lovely card!! Thanks for sharing step by step.

  2. Great tips in your tutorial, especially masking to add the frantage and a truly lovely card! Chrisx

  3. A great tutorial showing how to use textured layers Yvonne! The resulting card is stunning ! Toni x

  4. Such a beautiful card Yvonne and a top notch tutorial! A great step by step on layers of texture. Wonderful! Ruth x

  5. Fantastic tutorial Yvonne and gorgeous card! Love the added shabby touch with the embossing enamel! Sue C x

  6. Fabulous tutorial Yvonne . Thank you for sharing this! A wonderful project.hugs Susi

  7. Beautiful layers, I love the touch of burlap too!

  8. Wow Yvonne, what a gorgeous piece. The layers are each a beauty in itself. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  9. Stunning ideas on this Yvonne. Great to see how you made it and the wonderful layering

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. great step by step - love all the layers xx

  11. Beautiful card and a great tutorial, thanks so much for sharing your techniques!

  12. Love watching the process. Great tutorial and fabulous results! Love this card!

  13. Love watching the process. Great tutorial and fabulous results! Love this card!

  14. Wonderful layers Yvonne. Great colour palette and layout too x tfs

    Annie x x

  15. Lots of beautiful layers and I love the final touch with the embossing enamel!

    Lesley x