Trend Watch – Lots of Layers

If you’re making mixed media journaling pages you’re probably pretty familiar with layering. When I think of a lot of layers my first thoughts are about mixed media artwork, but there’s a lot that you can do with layers on cards too! Layering is very versatile, you can use papers, ink, embossing etc. this means that I had a lot of great projects to choose from this week. And I can say it was hard to make a good selection, but let’s start with some cards that use papers!

I really love the layers Joni used on her card, it just feels like the bunnies are in the middle of a beautiful field full of colorful flowers.

joni-800wiThankful for you by Joni Nina Andaya, image source Ellen Hutson

Maike added a lot of dimension to her cards with different layers of paper. The scene she created with the pumpkins gives a lot of depth and looks really beautiful.

A Halloween Hello by Maike, image source Maikreations

You can use your layers to create a focal point too, like Nakaba did on her card. She even embossed the background with the little frames which makes it feel like an extra layer.

Treasure by Nakaba Rager, image source Notes from Naki

Carissa made a great layered focal point too. I love the little piece of greenery she added on top of her tags.

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Merry by Carissa Wiley, image source Sprinkled with Glitter

Last, but not least, I want to share a card that uses a couple of different media. As I said before, layering is not limited to papers only. Yoonsun used a combination of ink, embossing, papers, diecuts and stamps to make her card.

We go together card by Yoonsun Hur, image source Rejoicing Crafts

I have a couple of products to share with you too. In this trend watch most of the cards use dies to add more interest to the layers so I have chosen a couple of dies for you.

Landscape trio by Mama Elephant

Stitched Borders 3 by Pretty Pink Posh

Stitched Oval wafer dies by Simon Says Stamp

But if you don’t have a die cutting machine you could also add doilies to add a little bit more interest to your layers.

White doilies from Bo Bunny at Simon Says Stamp

I hope you’re inspired to make some new projects!

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