Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mix and Match with Layering

Some of the newer Slice cards offer the extremely cool layering feature. This enables you to to cut the original shape and then an extra layer which just adds even more pizzazz to your designs!

Here's an idea to try out when you're using this feature. Why not mix and match what you're cutting out? It's fun to mix different papers; if you use two from the same collection or kit then you'll find it really easy to make them work together. You can also use different kits, or mix in plain cardstock or paper for a simple, clean look.

Here are some other ideas I had for other ways you can add texture and dimension to your layering. The papers all come from the Making Memories Dilly Dally collection. The shapes are all from the Dilly Dally design card, which has the layering feature.


Here I cut out the boot from paper, and then cut the layer from foil cardstock for a classy look to my boot!


I wanted a delicate, whimsical look, and I've seen this done very effectively elsewhere. I cut the butterfly from paper and the layer from vellum to make it look like the wings were in motion. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the edges of the wings by the body of the butterfly, then bent them up slightly to add more dimension.


The Slice Fabrique machine is specially designed for cutting fabric, but did you know that you can also cut fabric with your Slice Elite? It's easy to iron your fabric onto the Making Memories Fusible Web which stabilizes the fabric, stiffening it to enable you to cut it with your Slice.

Here I used two different shapes, each with a layer. Firstly I cut the banner from cardstock and inked the edges, then cut the banner layer from Dilly Dally paper. I used pop dots to adhere the layers together. Then once I'd ironed my fabric onto the Fusible Web, I cut the flower and its petals layer from each of the fabrics, and adhered them to the banner. This would make a fun tag embellishment, or could be added to a card with a sentiment.

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~ Caroline ~

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