Layering Dies Demystified (3 Easy Card Making Tips!)

by Jenny
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Hi there crafty friends, it's Jenny here! Today, I have a video that features my card making process for when I use layering dies.

I used to be daunted by layering dies. If I'm honest, I was a little bit scared of them. At first glance, they can be super complex looking, and I worried I wouldn't know what color layers to choose or how to get the pieces to fit.

After many handmade cards (and Altenew Craft-A-Flowers), I think I have a process that suits me, and I use it every time for creating with layering dies. It's pretty basic, but if I follow it, I know I can't go wrong.

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Today, my card features the Grand Anemone Layering Die Set, and I'm using it with Gradient Cardstocks, including Glitter Cardstock.

Use a Mix of Glitter and Gradient Cardstocks

I like to replace one of the layers with a glitter layer to add a little glitz without being too overpowering. The Grand Anemone is pretty basic for layering dies – a good starter flower!

Add Extras to Round Out Your Arrangement

I also like to add bulk and build out the florals by adding branches and leaves here and there – the Branches and Berries Die Set comes in very handy for this.

Layering dies on a handmade card

Contrast Florals with Geometric Patterns

My background features the Gems 3D Embossing Folder – a wonderful contrast of geometric with floral, and the sentiment is from the Sincere Greetings Stamp Set.

I have created a step-by-step tutorial showing you the full process! Enjoy! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~

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Shirley Ann Crouch April 13, 2022 - 11:59 AM

looks so easy

Yvonne Lam bert April 13, 2022 - 2:57 PM

you make it look easy. Like it very much.

Donna Degale-Kalloo April 13, 2022 - 7:03 PM


Maureen R April 13, 2022 - 10:38 PM

Beautiful!!! Love the bold colors!!!!


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