Hello, it’s Kari here today and I’m excited to share some fun ideas with the *NEW Layering Dies just introduced to the Maker Forte line. I am so excited about these dies, and today I have LOTS of cards to share! I am using the Daffodils for Days layering die set to make ALL these cards today, and I hope it inspires you!
To show how to layer these dies up and create all these cards, I have made a video for you. In this video I share layering options, color choices, and finished cards to get your creativity flowing! Watch the video below or in HD on YouTube:
I really enjoyed working with this die set. I tried lots of colors and threw in some glitter cardstock, metallic cardstock, and mirror cardstock. I mixed and matched layers, using all of the layers on some of the cards, and just a few layers on others. I cut down some of the layers, and even used some of the die cut pieces that would normally be thrown out!
ALL THE LAYERS
These first cards use ALL FOUR layer of the die set, using different colors that are either monochromatic or complimentary. Oh, and I think Gold Glitter cardstock goes with ANYTHING! So I used gold glitter as the top layer here:
These four-layered cards are so beautiful that I didn’t even want to add a sentiment! I decided to put the sentiment on the inside of the card instead. On this turquoise card, I simply added some silver metallic paper on top and a silver/black pearl embellishment in the center.
JUST A COUPLE LAYERS
There are so many fun looks you can create by just using a couple of the layers. Many of these next cards use only a few layers, I just changed up the colors and textures.
This one is made with the back two layers, I used Windsor Blue cardstock and added a layer of Blue Metallic cardstock. Then I stamped a blue “just because” and cut it out with a circle die to add to the center.
This one uses the top two layers with pink glitter and pink pearl cardstock. I added just a few Nuvo drops in a translucent color to complete the look. A simple Pink Hello sentiment strip is all it needs!
For this one, I used Blue Raspberry cardstock with Mint cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the Mint cardstock. I added back in the top and bottom “cut away” pieces to give it a different look. Just a few sequins finished this card.
USING THE “THROW AWAY” PIECES
As I was making these cards, I realized that some of the pieces you would normally throw away were JUST TOO PRETTY to discard!! Check out these cards I made with the pieces that would have gone in the trash bin:
Here some “leftover” pink pearl paper with a simple white heat embossed sentiment and pink gems.
This gold glittery card turned out better than I imagined! Can you believe those pieces almost went into the trash bin?!? I added a Thanks sentiment die and a little pink heart.
Add a top layer of black cardstock to these “cut away” pink glitter pieces for a dramatic card! I used some black pearls to add to the center design.
Here I used the blue mirror card on cream paper and added a silver glitter top layer. You gotta see the video to see the real beauty of how this one came together! I put in on a stenciled background on kraft paper. I just love how this one turned out!
I hope you enjoyed a look at the new Daffodils for Days Layering dies! I really enjoyed making them. These are a limited edition die set, so if you like what you see, go and grab your set soon!
I’ll be back with more cards soon.