Sunday, January 10, 2016

Multi Layer Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #1

I'll be taking a break from the journaling cards to give you some Valentine's Day projects for you to try your hand at.
I designed this card last year, but couldn't quite get the right color combination or technique. This year, I decided to try different approaches to the same design to achieve different looks.

Just for instructional purposes I'll start by naming each layer of the card:
I started with the A Mat, a muted pink color cardstock that I inked using Aged Mahogany and Tattered Rose Distress Inks on a Mini Blending Tool. I started with the darkest color on top and blended it with the lightest towards the bottom. I also darkened the edges of the central cutout and blended it towards the center.
Aged Mahogany on Top Tattered Rose on the bottom

Here's how it looks against the white Card Base.
Next I worked the B Mat, a light green cardstock that didn't have the right hue of green, so I colored the visible parts using a G21 COPIC Marker, this darkened the cardstock and made the leaves pop against the white front.
The C Mat is just plain white cardstock without any treatment.
To make sure the intricate mats are glued properly, I used spray adhesive. I like to apply it inside a box to avoid gluing everything around.
Once all your mats are in place work some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I like to use a fine tip applicator to put on a generous amount first, let it dry 10 or 15 minutes and apply a second coat so it remains puffy after drying.

For the sentiment, I used 3 layers of pink cardstock and one layer of pink Glitter Cardstock form Diecuts With A View on top, an amazing product that I tried for the first time and cuts like butter. I will sure be using it a lot more often.
I glued it to the card using Multi Medium Matte to make sure it stays in place
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