It's no secret that I love using layers on my cards. During all my years of donating cards to Operation Write Home, I learned the importance of good quality cards. Quality is always better than quantity. (The organization is now closed, by the way.)
Quite often, I am asked, Why use so many layers? Does it make my cards too thick? Aren't I concerned about the cost of buying extra paper?
So I decided to do a blog post, as well as a video, to compare the difference between using layers verses not using layers in card making. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.
Since I made sure to use papers that didn't compete with each other, the overall look of the card with no layers is good. Especially since I used a heavy weight card stock for the card base.
But the card with layers really pops in comparison. The black matting adds contrast and also makes it easier to mix different pattern papers.
No matter who the card recipient is, I want them to know I didn't just quickly slap papers together. For me, layers make a big difference. I don't mind the little extra expense of buying solid cardstock for layers. Everyone has their own style of card making and I think it's important to find what works best for you.
Sketch - Reverse Confetti #20
Paper - Photo Play - Boarding Pass collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
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