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Tips for Layering card stock

Dear Fellow Crafter,

If you talk to a person from the north-eastern part of America during the winter months and you mention the word “layering” they know exactly what you are referring to. Layering means extra coordinated clothing – blouse, sweater, jacket, scarf, coat, hat, boots or shirt, tie, sweater, jacket, coat etc. In some cases, if it’s really cold, read frigid – 0 degrees you add winter underwear!

Layering cardstock is much the same thing with the added caveat that the papers should be evenly cut. So here are some tips on layering cards and papers:

  •      Instead of using colored base cards simply cover white, ivory, kraft card stock with layers of patterned papers that coordinates with your topper. This is a good way to use up scraps.
  •      Use an adhesive runner to attach layers quickly and evenly. I prefer to use double-sided tape which I run on all 4 sides and in the middle.
  •      Add texture to the background paper by embossing it with an embossing folder.
  •      If you don’t have enough background paper for a full layer, cut the edge straight and mount behind another layer to give the impression of a complete layer.
  •      Adding height to your layers gives real depth to a card design. Use foam double stick tape.

“Til then,



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