I have a new Waltzingmouse Stamps guest post up on the Crafting Ireland blog focusing on adding lots of layers to your cards using die cuts, doilies and other elements. Layers can give your cards a rich, luxurious feel and you can also have many surprise elements like pull out tags and gift card envelopes to make your card that little bit extra special.
WMS Cutting Edge Dies - Stitched Tags
Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad
Red & Green distress ink
My card base is 147mm x 294mm folded in half.
I cut the layers at:
Bottom Panel - Pink Cardstock - 143mm x 143mm, Patterned paper 140mm x 140mm
Top Panel - Pink cardstock - 120mm x 120mm, White Cardstock - 117mm x 117mm, Patterned Paper 114mm x 114mm
Set to one side
Taking Black ink stamp out the packet seed onto white cardstock
Ink the Strawberry from Vintage Garden - Produce and stamp it onto a scratch piece of paper, then restamp into the middle of the packet seed. Twice stamping gives it a more distressed look.
Stamp the sentiment from Vintage Garden - Packet Seed, in black ink, across the Strawberry
Using your scissors, cut around the outline, leaving a little bit of white outside the line.
Taking the Stitched Tags Die cut out numerous tags of different sizes, in coordinating patterned paper. Also, cut some doilies in half.
Layer some of the doilies between the bottom and top panels, on each side. The layer more doilies and the tags behind the Packet Seed. Add twine/ribbon through the top of some tags - you can also add flower/buttons.
Embellish the card with more die cut flowers and add some pearls/liquid pearls to the centre of each one. Finish the card by adding some white pearls.