Creating layered cards is actually quite simple, and I’m excited to share my latest layered cards creations with you! Hi friends, it’s Wendy Sue here today and I have another fun project featuring the “Simple Life” collection by Jen Hadfield. Layering is just a simple way to explain how to “build” a card. Let’s take a look at my finished layered cards, then I’ll walk you through, step-by-step, each layer! Here’s the finished product:
When you look at the card as a whole, it might seem like there is a lot going on…but it’s simple to achieve this look. It’s especially easy if you choose products from one line, with all coordinating items. Here’s what I used for these layered cards:
Start with a simple white cardstock card base (mine is 4 1/4″ wide by 5 1/2″ tall):
Cut a piece of yellow patterned paper (4″ x 5 1/4″) to cover the front, leaving a small white border around the edges:
I used a metal die to cut two pieces from white patterned papers. The die cuts them about 3″ x 4″. I like the faux stitching lines left by the die. You can also opt to cut the squares with any paper trimmer.
Add these pieces, at angles, on top of the yellow paper.
Next, I used a small printed square from the ephemera pack:
I placed a sticker on the top portion. You could also use washi tape for a fun look:
Another tip I have found for adding layers is to use foam squares for some of the layers. I used them to add this beautiful floral piece, giving the card more dimension. I tied twine around the handle portion of the print before I added it to the card:
Another fun thing about layered cards is that you can use different types of elements. I added a printed wood veneer piece and a few layered stickers in the bottom right corner:
These cute sticker tags are also a fun addition.
Since I didn’t want the sentiment on this project, I simply cut off the top portion, added a few mini staples, and tucked it underneath the square piece.
See how easy it was?!? So easy that you can whip up a few layered cards (or an entire set) in just a short amount of time, especially if you choose all the products from one collection and prep before you start layering!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you’re inspired to create a card with loads of layers soon!
Simple Life Icons & Accents Stickers
Simple Life Ephemera Die Cuts
Simple Life Sentiment Stickers
Simple Life Printed Wood Veneer
Simple Life “Garden Tools” Patterned Paper
Simple Life “Sweet Citrus” Patterned Paper
Simple Life “Buffalo Check” Patterned Paper
Foam Adhesive Dots