Sunday, April 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop - Layering

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Layering a Card” Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 
We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!
If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track! 
My variation of the technique uses the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge images Shift Font Layer (shape5) for the scroll work and Decorative Layer (oval3) for the stem and leaf top knot square.

In keeping with the use my stash philosophy, I found some old tone on tone gray Background & Texture paper and using that as my foundation on a Gray Wool card base, I began to assemble my creation. To mimic the white leaves from the pattern paper, I added the scroll work in White Daisy to the back of the top knot square. Next I added a chipboard flourish with gray Opaques and a Happy sentiment to complete the card.

I love the look of tone on tone gray with a splash of white.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tracey's Blog where you will find her variation on this wonderfully unique technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my little creation. Happy hopping!


  1. I love the colors you used for the card. And, the card design is very sophisticated. LOVE it! Great job!

  2. absolutely love this!! a very beautiful card.

  3. really elegant, Shirley Ross. You rock!

  4. Your cricut shape matches the paper perfectly! Great color combo!


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