Lovin’ the Triple Layer Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two cards to share with you today using the Triple Layer Technique … it is usually done with stamped images but I like using it with designer paper. I’m using the Peony Garden, same as I did on my Simply Sunday cards (View them Here).

Let’s begin with the “How To” create the Triple Layer. I’m using the square dies but you can actually use any shape die …

I picked the Gray Peony pattern to show that when die cut, the triple layer technique highlights the pattern …

Once your designer paper is die cut, you will need to mat those pieces … I like mine to be only an 1/8″ larger so you don’t take away from your design …

You’ve got to love the fact that you have no waste with this designer paper technique. One little tip I’d like to share is to keep your designer paper in the position in which you cut.

Time to create the layers and while we are add it … lets add dimension too! Remember when layering, to position your cut pieces so the design aligns and you will end up with a stunning Triple Layer card ~

See how the pattern of your paper is not chopped up by the die cuts, but are actually highlighted with the mat. This monochromatic card checks all the boxes in design and is finished off with “best wishes” sentiment from the Borders Abound.

Are you lovin’ the layers? How about the monochromatic theme? Do you prefer a portrait or landscape layout? How about we change things up a bit and swap out the Basic Gray cardstock for Basic Black and turn our card from the portrait to a landscape / horizontal layout …

What do you think? Too bold or does the black really make the card pop? I had a little fun positioning the sentiment and thought that it really incorporates itself into the card. Talking about layering ….

I must say that I had a lot of fun creating these cards … this technique is fun and easy to do. Again, you can use any die shape as long as you have a mat behind it.

Which one did you prefer … and why? Make sure you leave me your comments below, I can’t wait to find out which one you all like best!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and I can’t wait to hear what you think … Like the post at the bottom of my blog and then leave a comment on which card you like best.

Have an awesome day today ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Simply Sunday: Quick Card Layouts

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you enjoyed your July 4th celebrations, or got to relax a little, if not, grab a cup of coffee and join me as I share two layouts featuring the “Peony Garden” Designer Series paper.

Hope you had a chance to check out the Peony Garden suite that I shared yesterday … today, I’m highlighting only the designer paper. The soft florals and versatile designs make this paper a treasured find for your collection.

Let’s start with out first card, a bit of a surprise considering out designer paper is called “Peony Garden” …

I couldn’t wait to share this pattern with you, not what you expected but the pattern suits a masculine card perfectly. I teamed this one up with our “A Good Man” stamp set. A simply layout … yes, but it is simply Sunday.

Wait till you see this same designer paper pattern used on my next card!! The design reminds me of a tweed so I paired it with a lovely floral pattern in Petal Pink ….

We are stepping up our layout for the second card. I used two strips of designer paper in different patterns – these are cut to 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ … they are cut off at 1-1/4″ and then placed on a 4″ x 3″ Basic Grey mat. This is then attached to the Petal Pink which is embossed with the new Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder.

The “thank you” comes from the “Borders Abound” stamp set . I share a card with you a few days ago featuring that stamp set (See Here). Check it out … I think you will enjoy it. I love this font and think it adds an elegant touch to the card. It was heat embossed in white and the ends punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.

It is amazing how a designer paper pattern can influence the style of your card. On our first the gray is masculine but on the second, it adds a formal touch, and combined with the softness of the floral pattern and fanciful font … you end up with charming card.

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to join me. I will be sharing “more” with the Peony Garden Designer paper the next few days. If you LIKED today’s post … please click the LIKE button at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Peony Garden Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A Happy 4th of July for my US friends! My Canadian friends celebrated Canada Day on the 1st of July and a happy day to the rest of my stampin’ friends around the world!!

Today I’d like to share with you the beauty of the Peony Garden Suite. Grab a cup of coffee if you’d like, I will be sharing a quick video to introduce you to the products included in this suite …

This quick little video shows just a glance at the beauty of this suite. Tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series I will share some quick & beautiful cards using the Peony Garden Designer Series paper. Here’s another look at the products ….

You can see how these amazing dies can build up a peony to send to a friend or you can just stamp the image as on the gray card and color it. So many ways to use this suite.

I love this card … it was created with the die cuts but used a coloring technique to create the two tone effects of the flower petals – so beautiful. Then stamp was colored with markers and then stamped onto the cardstock and the background is one of the pretty designs in the Peony Garden Designer paper.

My Peony lovers are going to be enchanted with this gorgeous suite. Stop back tomorrow for Simply Sunday and see what I have to share with you.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy “your” celebration! Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!