Saturday, February 25, 2012

Layered collage.

Here's another card that although being different for me is really a combination of layers of familiar products.

The card started with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card unto which I added my first layer: a die-cut label from "K&Company/E.K. Success. The entire card was then edged with walnut colored ink from "Ink It-up!".  The second layer was the addition of a glittered copper colored ribbon from "American Crafts".  The third layer are the die-cut leaves made from shimmering green paper from "Bazzil Basics" with a "Sizzix" die; which I cut apart and then spread out to create a background for the glittered 3D flowers (the fourth layer) also from "K&Company/E.K. Success". I started by adding teh large central flower and then cutting a smaler flower in half and tucking in the pieces on either side of the larger flower. I then went back with a metallic green marker from "Prang" and drew in the center vein on each leaf  to add some depth. I should also add that the leaves are not all glued down, some are slightly bent forward and shaped to create a more realistic outline. The fifth and final layer is the small sticker text from "Mrs. Grossman's".


  1. Beautiful card John! Such wonderful detail in all of the layers. The flowers are beautiful! Love your dog's picture BTW! Best, Curt

  2. Hi John, I love this card! You did a great job with all the layering, and the flowers are very nice. You did a great job on the leaves as well, and i like hwo you put them facing in all directions.

    I'm a new follower of your blog, I just joined! I found your blog when I googled "st. paddy's day cards" and came across one of your blog posts with 2 cards on it.

    You make some wonderful cards. keep up the great work! :)

    ~Melisa Marie