Monday, January 28, 2019

All About Layering 3 - Project #1...

Hi! Altenew Academy's All About Layering 3 class taught by the Lydia Evans is a must-do if you like layering stamps and want to get the most out of them. The All About Layering series is amazing, with lots of tips for lining up the layers correctly to different techniques you can do with these type of stamps! And the best part - it is completely free at the Altenew Academy!

My card today is based on Day 5 where Lydia Evans shows how to add lots of texture to your card with a die-cut background and groups of smaller, die-cut flowers.

I started with the beautiful Flower Background die by Gina Marie designs. I die cut two pieces of white cardstock and glued them together to make it more sturdy. I adhered this to a top folding, white card base. After that, I stamped a bunch of images from the Altenew Mini Blossoms set and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I used Altenew inks for the stamping I also stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Greetings set by Altenew with Mudra Jet Black ink. I am in love with this ink. It is very crisp and dark and dries quickly. My favourite black ink previously was Versafine Onyx Black. But since it is a pigment ink, the drying time is more and chances of smudging are high. And, of course, Mudra Jet Black ink is a made in India product!

I popped up the sentiment trip on some foam tape and then arranged the flowers and leaves around it, some with glue and others with foam tape. To finish, I added some tiny half pearls from my stash. Here is a close up of the die-cuts.

Really love the texture that the background has and the dainty blooms cascading down. Here is another look at the card.

I hope you like my card. I look forward to hearing from you.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Colour Throwdown #527:

ModSquad Challenge - Use Multiple Images:

CAS On Sunday Challenge #150 - Birthday:

STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge:

HLS January Anything Goes With Dies Challenge:

Yes, Virginia... Show and Share:

Color My Heart Color Dare #327:
I used diagonal colours - Green, White & Grey. I also added the colour Blue. 



  1. Delightful layering! Love the die cut as an extra layer! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! GREAT entry for AECP Program, Nandini!

  2. Beautiful! Your layers are fantastic and I really like the stamping on the slightly textured cardstock to add interest! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  3. Beautiful! Love the texture that the die cut layer adds to your design. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  4. Wow! I love the die cut as a background for your flowers. Love your colors, too. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love the die cut background. It really does add a little extra to the card. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you again at another CMH Color Dare challenge.

  6. The background die cut makes a fabulous background (I have it and must try that sometime)! Superb layering makes a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  7. Love that die cut background and the lovely floral you put together...excellent choices of color...beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.

  8. Beautiful card, Nandini. Gorgeous flowers and background. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  9. You did a beautiful job designing this card. I especially love how the background adds an extra element of texture. Thank you for joining this week's Color My Heart Dare challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

  10. I really love all the layers on your card too. Adds so much dimension. Congratulations on winning the Ruby Award with this card at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.