Card Layering Tips - Pinkfresh Studio

Hi sweet Friends! 
I am so excited to be sharing a couple of cards over on the Pinkfresh blog today - you can swing by to check them out, or just read below ;)

I wanted to pay homage to two different styles of  layering - mixing up florals with different backgrounds.

First up, an ink-blended background, and a wee tip on ink blending. Even if ink blending is not your thing, my cheat tip is to use a large focal point such as this gorgeous floral, to layer over-top. That way you can give yourself permission to muck up wherever other elements will be layered ;)

You can hardly tell, no?

To finish things off, I added a frame die-cutdie-cut sentiment, and some sequins and crystals, along with marker dots and tiny heart confetti. I love how ink-blended backgrounds work universally for just about any design. The softness doesn't compete with any focal points, so it's easy to pile on the toppings!

My next card is a fun example of how to kick up the background a notch by adding a pattern. The trick for seamless layering that's worked well for me, is to use light colors and/or smaller print for the background and follow up with brighter colors or large accents for whatever I layer on top. This helps the design look balanced, and it allows both the background and focal points to shine, without competing with one another.

To accent the florals, I did two-step stamping, but also added some marker flicks using my Blick Art Studio markers.

I also added a little trim with the lacy edgers (from the slimline collection), and a sentiment strip, and finished things off with a button and some twine. 

Such a fun pair of cards to make - but I also love that they show there is no right or wrong way to layer and build cards. Whether opting for a simple base or a patterned one, piling on oversize florals or dainty ones, with just a few little tricks, the process is easy and super fun! 

Thank you for visiting, Friends. Happy Crafting!
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  1. There isn't any background you don't make even better … you've 'buttoned up' my favorite of the two just beautifully!!

  2. These are layered to perfection Ivana! And my goodness, what lovely spring colors!

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! Yes, it's finally Spring here and we'll be getting to see these pretty colors in nature soon! xo

  3. What awesomely gorgeous cards. Your work stops me in my tracks, inspires me constantly, is nothing short of stunning.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  4. Just gorgeous, my friend! I'll have to try the flicking technique with my markers--love the look! I'm not good at layering, but you do inspire me!


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