Wednesday 9 March 2022

Forever Fern for AWOW

Welcome back to another monthly inspiration blog hop from the team at Around the World on Wednesday. We hop on the second Wednesday of each month with a theme that we hope will give you some inspiration. This month's theme is Layered Up!. We were free to interpret this however we liked.

We were challenged to fit as many layers onto a card as we could. But of course, being somewhat pragmatic, there was part of me that said just because I could add lots of layers, should I? In the end, you want a card that is useable and looks good. I hope you think I found the sweet spot on that... and there are more layers than you think. 😀

One of my favourite sets, Forever Fern, hadn't seen the light of day for a little while. Of course, it'a perfect set for a spot of layering.

I've used Stampin' Blends to add more depth to the already fabulous DistINKtive images of the set... I wonder, is that another layer??

I also like to keep the edge narrow on die cuts, so I shaved more off after I had die cut them and cut some more leaves free.

I've added depth through adding colour but also in how the various pieces are attached: some are stamped directly on the base, some die cut and glued on, some are dimensional-ed on, some are dimensional-ed on top of dimensionals. 

So, how many layers?
1. Shaded Spruce card base
2. Mat of Gold Foil, embossed with Tasteful Textiles embossing folder
3. Basic White card front
4. Stamped images and gold embossing on the card front
5. Stamped and die cut images, coloured and shaped, and glued directly onto the card front
6. Stamped and die cut images, coloured and shaped, mounted onto dimensionals
7. Stamped and die cut images, coloured and shaped, mounted onto dimensionals over raised areas
8. Frayed ribbon under the sentiment
9. Sentiment
10. The sentiment has a partial gold emboss over some of the words - and I'm certain that counts as a layer too!
11. And would you count the Gilded Gem embellishment as another layer? 😉

Next up in the hop is the wonderful Leonie Stuart. Visit her and see how many layers she's managed to include.

If you get lost along the way, here's a list of participants and links.

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Chris Smith - US

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or on any of the products below.


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  1. The embossed gold matte layer is lovely. Dimensional-ed - I so identify with you Jan 😂. Beautiful card x

  2. Such a beautiful card Jan! And soooo many layers, but you have managed to fit the brief AND create a stunning card! xxxx

  3. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love it! :)

  4. This is so beautiful! I love your color choices.

  5. Now that's a lot of layers! Gorgeous card!

  6. So beautiful Jan! I love the layering, pops of gold and the addition of the pink amongst the green which is a nice touch. Love the frayed ribbon detail too!

  7. You WIN~! For the most layers and such a beautiful card!

  8. Beautiful! Love the colors and the perfect amount of layers!

  9. Love all the details in this gorgeous collage.

  10. It's really a very nice card and I think the use of stampin' blends brings an additional layer ^^ . And above all, a lot of shadow to the already fantastic stamps. A very beautiful creation and the colors are really bright and rich!

  11. Absolutely love all the layers that you created for this amazing card, Jan! The frayed ribbon and the gold embossed splatters are definitely my fav layers. Thanks for the inspiration as always and for hopping with us. xx