Why do I almost always use three layers on my card and page projects? My designs almost always include the base, a contrasting mat and a patterned top layer. Here are my top three reasons:
- I prefer a contrasting mat between my top layer and the card or page base. This adds dimension to the project whether you use mounting foam such as Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) or not.
- I want a stronger base for wrapping ribbon, twine or other strips of embellishments without it showing behind the card. The contrasting mat provides this.
- I love color and the contrasting mat can pick up a second color from the patterned top layer. The patterned layer can be created with embossed or stamped Craft Metal Sheets, Designer Series Paper, embossed or stamped card stock, etc.
I tend to start with the three layers, then use smaller layers for another image, a sentiment or a greeting. The additional layers can provide added support for heavy embellishments, too. So, these are my top three reasons for using three layers on card and page projects… and other projects, too, as shown in the photo.
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