Last month in my Tuesday’s Tips, I wrote blog posts about layering. Even in my Throwback Thursday posts, there was some layering. In fact, I would say that a good 75% (or more?) of cards that I design for myself involve layering in one form or another. Today’s post isn’t really a “throwback,” though it’s not current either. But I came across it on Pinterest the other day and I immediately wanted to make it again. Love the layering!
Bonus – for my Saturday post this week, I’ll be sharing another card made with the same basic layout. BUT it was inspired by a card that my sister-in-law, Deb, shared on Facebook earlier this week. You won’t even recognize it as the same layout, but it is!
A Designer Series Paper Sampler
To begin, here is the card that started my two late-week posts this week. I don’t believe I ever posted about this card on my blog, though I can’t imagine why not. This card has layer up on layer, and I love it! I also really like the way that I mixed up the three main colors – green, red and white.
But the star of this card is the Be Merry Designer Series Paper. The paper has those three main colors, with two prints having a white background and one each with red and green. I almost went right by it as a “throwback” as it’s just a bit of a toss back – only to 2017. But why not try that with 2020 paper?!
Updating My Project
This year Stampin’ Up! also has a set of papers that includes that green, red and white. Why not as it’s a classic Christmas combo.
The first thing that you might note is that the reds and greens are different. The original 2017 card is made with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Colors. The 2020 card, made with the ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper set, includes Real Red and Shaded Spruce colors. Red and green for sure, but I think with a different feel entirely.
Then you should certainly see that my measurements this year were different. I’ve been trying to make some cards with larger mats and spaces, which I think makes it easier for you and my other customers to follow along with a sketch that I might offer with the card. It’s a little late for me to be thinking about helping you out by making kits for Christmas. But Valentine’s Day is coming. I’d like to be offering you kits for making your cards. And kits without too much squeezing to get things lined up are a lot more fun that trying to find a 1/16″ border!
The Bottom Line
If you have some Christmas sentiments but don’t have an image stamp that works with the layout of the colors you’ve chosen, look at what printed papers you have in your stash. It doesn’t have to be a stamped image in those layered elements. Paper prints work, too!
The products that I mentioned above, as well as the other products I used in this project, are shown in the carousel below. The stamp is from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, and the gold twine is from the Tag Buffet Kit which I showed off last week as a Card buffet. Be sure to click on any of the icons if you’d be interested in buying any of these products. My big recommendation today is that Tis the Season Designer Series Paper set. You can make amazing projects with it!
Happy Stamping whatever you’re making this weekend!