Monday, August 19, 2013

Lots of Layers for 'ABC' Challenges #41

Hello dear friends and followers - so happy that you've stopped by to visit me today!  Here it is Monday already and time for a new challenge at 'ABC' Challenges.  This week for ABC#41 we want to see Lots of Layers on your beautiful cards.  How do we define "lots of layers"?  The answer is that you need to use at least 5 layers on your card (the base does not count as a layer).    Take a look:

I was thinking I would have a hard time with 5 layers. I searched my card magazines and flagged pages that maybe I could CASE.  I think that I've been in such a CAS mode lately (due to being short on energy and crafting time) that this seemed nearly overwhelming to me. So as I was procrastinating by cleaning off my craft desk and organizing (things that really did need to be done) I came upon a copy of a sketch I had saved as a favorite from The Paper Players (Sketch challenge #143) and suddenly inspiration struck  It seems so silly now that I fretted about how I was possibly going to get 5 layers on my card when in the end I managed to use 10 layers - whoot whoot!! Do you see them all?

 For more inspiration and ideas, you should also go visit the other lovely ladies on our DT at ABC Challenges. They have some beautiful "lots of layer" cards to share with you as well.  Now that I've shown you how easy it is to do I hope to see your beautiful layers cards in our gallery this week.  I have a feeling this is going to be a fun week for our challenge as I have seen so many layering experts in my blog browsing of late. Can't wait to see what you do!

Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Card details (all Stampin Up unless noted otherwise): Card base - raspberry ripple. Border - gumball green c.s. punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. DSP - Birthday Basics. Banners - summer starfruit, crisp cantelope (NEW), wild wasabi. Sentiment circle - raspberry ripple punched with 2 1/2" circle punch, Thinking of You - single stamp colored with SU markers (gumball green, summer starfruit, crisp cantelope) the sentiment middle was punched out from the original stamped image and layered on the RR circle. Flower stamp from Secret Garden and cut out with coordinating Sizzix framelits dies cut. Middle of flower is a flower from the Boho Blossom punch and an eye from the Two-Step Owl punch. 


  1. These colors you used are so pretty! I love your card!

  2. Terrific card! I love your punched borders and combination of colors.


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