Friday, November 15, 2019

"Paper Layering" CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  
This month there are 10 of us highlighting the “Paper Layering” Technique!  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.  

If you get lost along the way Melissa has a complete list of hop.

If you are coming from Darlys Blog, you are on the right track! 

I have 2 projects that I created using this technique.  I hope you enjoy them.

Card #1 - Season's Greetings  
For this card I layered embossed paper, strips of Holly Jolly paper, a stitched rectangle and die cut holly.  I love the look of the background paper that is embossed with the snowflake embossing folder.  The dimension you get when you layer paper makes a card or layout pop.  I used a bit of thin 3-D foam tape behind the holly die cuts.  

I have added Diamond Stickles to the elves hats.

Z2497 - Dark Red TriBlend marker
Sorry retired ShinHan markers as that is what I had for green & skin  but these current markers would be the same.
Z2485 Light Green TriBlend marker
Z2476 - Fair Skin TriBlend marker

 Card #2 - Christmas Blessings
I have used a few other paper layering techniques in this card using the
November Stamp of the Month - Family Time and the Connecting Circles overlay from the Artbooking Cricut Collection.  Here is a picture tutorial of how I created this card.

Finished Card.  Just look at all those layers and dimension.

To start with I stamped out like a million of the leaf image in Candy Apple and Clover ink.  I also stamped out the centers in Saffron ink.  I then fussy cut them all out using my favorite our non-stick scissors.  There will be a layout coming soon using these too.  

I cut a circle using the 2nd smallest of the Basic Circles thin cut (approximately 1.5").  I then layered the Clover leaves and Candy Apple leaves using the Tombow liquid adhesive to adhere.

Finished last layer of Candy Apple leaves, trimmed out center and adhered it.  I then added clear shimmer brush to all the leaves and center.  I love the sparkle it gives.  On some of the pictures you can see it.

I then used my fingers to curl up the leaves/petals of the poinsettia I created to give it more dimension.

Stamped the word Blessings from the stamp of the month in Black ink and fussy cut around it.  Stamped Christmas from the Say it in Style stamp set, dovetailed the right side and sponged Candy Apple ink around the edges.  Stamped the stitched border on the top and bottom of the card base in black ink.

Adhered the overlay using the liquid glue, next comes the patterned paper.  I added thin 3-D foam tape to the back of the word Blessings.  Adhered the poinsettia with liquid adhesive.

Tucked the dovetailed strip with Christmas under the poinsettia.  Curled the dovetailed edges up using my fingers.

This stamp set is very versatile and is only available for this month.  
Supply List for Christmas Blessings Card:  
S1911 - November Stamp of the Month - Family Time
D1283 - Saying it in Style stamp set

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. Great Cards!! Loving all the layers. #1 absolutely adorable #2 elegant! love them both! Thanks for sharing the directions.

  2. Wow! Every year I think I'm going to do a wreath/flower with this technique. Maybe this year I will!

    1. I am thinking it would also make a lovely corsage if you added a pin to the back.

  3. Cute elf card, love the steps you showed the flower.

  4. I am loving how you used those leaves to create the poinsettia. Genius idea! Thank you for joining the Technique Blog Hop this month. I can't wait to see what you make next! ☕💙MissC

    1. Thank you. I had a lot of fun and was trying to think outside the box.

  5. Love those elves! And wow all that fussy cutting or the second card! Wonderful!

    1. Thanks, I did all the fussy cutting while I wasn't feeling good and watching TV. I am planning to make a layout using more of these flowers.

  6. Love your cards...those elves are just the cutest and Thanks so much for listing all the products used as well as the detailed process of creating the flowered pretty and such vision using the Cricut cut background.

    1. Thank you Sunny. I hope to do more detailed tutorials like that soon. I love the elves and have been playing with them so much.

  7. Oh my goodness, I would have never guessed that the gorgeous flower was actually the leaves from the SOTM! Beautiful!

  8. Very cute cards! I love your poinsettia! I don't mind fussy cutting but that is a lot of leaves!