Friday, April 20, 2012

Make It Monday # 62: Step It Up: Layering

Hello there!  Long time no see ya!  I've been hiding out doing a little Spring cleaning and it took ALL of my creative energy to purge and reorganize my craft space.  I was able to fill a box with goodies that were taken to a local Senior Center.  It feels good to have passed along some well loved supplies for someone else to enjoy.

This was a fun challenge from Betsy Veldman for this weeks Make It Monday.  The idea was to create a one layer card and then re-create it by adding some layers.  Betsy demonstrated using three cards so I did three also.

While technically this card has three layers to start with, each element is adhered without any dimension so the overall effect is that of a one layer card.

The Aqua Mist mat and the stamped and scored panel are adhered flat.  The pinked circle with the attached sentiment and flower image is on dimensional foam adhesive.  the butterfly was attached with scor-tape at "the body" only so that the wings were free to lift.  The butterfly image is also stamped on the card base under the die cut.

On the third card,  I used a technique that I had never tried before.  For the stamped center panel, I scored approximately 1/4" on either side of the image and folded the card stock back and secured it with scor-tape giving it a smooth, rounded, edge and effectively a double thickness before I adhered it to the Kraft layer.  The bottom half of the sentiment circle is popped up on regular foam adhesive while the upper portion has extra thick dimensional foam.  Again the butterfly is attached at the body section with the wings free to lift. 

Below you will find a complete supply list.  I would love to hear which of these you like best.  (The first one is my favorite).  I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

All supplies are PTI unless noted
Card stock:  White, Aqua Mist, Kraft
Pattern Paper:  Aqua Mist Pattern Pack (card 3 only)
Stamps:  BB:Medallions, Take Note, Happy Trails, Daydreamer (card 2 flower)
Inks:  Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist
Dies:  Happy Trails, Limited Layers 1 3/4" Circles
Other: Brown Glitter Domes


  1. They are all beautiful ~ as always :) ~ the middle one is my favorite

  2. I love your color combo and the layouts are perfect! Awesome cards!

  3. love all three of your cards, great take on this MIM!

  4. Very pretty cards. Aqua Mist is one of my new favorite colors. And it goes very nicely with the Kraft. Great job.

  5. They all look fab but the last one is my favourite!Clever idea for the panel layer. I've become a follower now. Thank you for your lovely comments and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful cards.

  6. They are all great cards! I think the second ones my favorite....

  7. Beautiful cards..... love the aqua and kraft combination!

  8. What a beautiful set of cards!

  9. All three cards are so pretty, Suzanne, which makes it hard to chose a favorite! I love the choice of corner rounding on your second card - makes it look so chic! Your choice in color combo is wonderful - so tranquil - just lovely!
    Thanks for leaving some love on my blog - seems I can always count on you to leave a comment and just wanted you to know that it makes my day! :)

  10. It's been a while since you posted! I am glad you are back. Great take on the challenge! All of them are really pretty. I dont know if I can enter this challenge, I have trouble with adding more, somehow I go too far. Like plucking eyebrows, tweezing away and then all of the sudden, I look in the mirror to see 2 spagetti noodles looking back at me! HA!

  11. All three are great...very nicely done...I love your colors too! I can't pick a favorite, I really do like them all!

  12. Missed you, Suzanne! Happy to see your cards ... my favorite (if you are twisting my arm to pick) is the first one I think. It's so hard to create a good CAS card! Love your idea to fold back the edges of the panel on your last card.

  13. All of these cards are so nicely executed, it's difficult to choose a favorite!