Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Make It Monday Step it Up with Layering

I look at the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday religiously every Monday and then usually a couple other times during the week.  I plan to make something, doodle layouts while kids are reading or taking tests and often lay supplies out to make the card but never actually get there.  When I saw the video this week I actually got busy and was able to make 3 separate cards, each next card is "stepped up" with layering from the previous card.  I found this week's video to be especially helpful and fun! 

My first card is a single layer card with a little baker's twine.  It's a cute card and was a snap to put together.  I love the guitar image and the accompanying sentiments are perfect.  This type of card is quick and easy to put together.

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The next card I stepped up a little by die-cutting the guitars and popping them above the coordinating frames.

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My last card is a big step up.  I die cut the guitars, frames and a banner for the sentiment.  I popped the guitars on top of the frames and then popped the frames on top of the card.  I matted the sentiment as well.  I also added layers to the card by creating a card front with a mat.  I inked the edges of all three card layers with chamomile ink. 

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I love the dimension and shadows created with these layers.

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I think I will tuck the final card away for Simon's birthday and the other two I'll save for future birthday needs. All three cards are nice but the last card is definitely "stepped up".

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (kraft, ripe avocado)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Boy Basics: Rock On, Tag-its #10, Framed Out #1)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Chamomile) Ranger (Tim Holtz Distress Marmalade, Broken China, Peeled Paint)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Rock On, Framed Out #1, Double Ended Banners)
Other: Papertrey Ink (dark chocolate baker's twine)


  1. Well done Sara!! Love the additions of the frames and 'popped' images!

  2. Wow! You really stepped it up with this one! Great job. :)

  3. I just finally used this set...you did an amazing job!

  4. What fun birthday cards - great take on the challenge!