Yes this is exactly what it says, layers on cards. More layers then any card should be made to wear, but it is pretty darn cold here and layers are the way to go.

Pick out 10 pieces of paper, hopefully 10 that go together on the color wheel or accent each other in some way. They do not need to be full sheets, they in fact can be scraps. I pulled out a 6 x 6 tablet and used that because most of the time the entire book of paper should be color coordinated. I pulled out My Minds Eye-Notable. This one has strips and itty bitty journaling cards and all sorts of goodness.

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I guess I picked 5 different pages but 10 different patterns since this paper is double sided.  Now to dig out those dies that make shapes.  I have some rounds, some ovals, some squares, and some rectangles.  I picked out a bunch and started die cutting.

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Now there are ten different shapes out of ten cordinating papers.  Next is to lay them out and see how they will work together. 

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Ok that looks pretty good, I really didn't want to put too much thought into the placing since this is a no thought warm up challenge for the upcoming Artsy Inkers Winterfest 2016.  I took all these shapes and inked the edges with ground espresso distress ink. 

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I glued them all down and then cut off the right hand side that hung over the edge of the card.  I stamped a circle stamp that says Happy Birthday for the center and put to you with a brown pen on the itty bitty die cut towards the bottom.  Anyone who is a scrapbooker will sort of recognize this because this layering is used quite often by scrapbookers on pages.  I then got out the stickles glitter glue and went lightly around the outside of each die cut.  I used a clear, a gold, and a brown.  The brown is around the largest die cut only.  The gold is also on the present. 

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This turned out pretty nice and was a good warm up that didn't really take all that much thought.  I hope you join in on this warm up challenge and also join us on Artsy Inkers for Winterfest 2016 starting next weekend.  Thank you for looking.


#1 CarefreeSadie 2016-03-04 13:45
This was a fun warmup and worked well for what it was designed for. It was enjoyed by many, please check it out at the Artsy Inkers forum.

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