dimension and layers

Hi lovely crafty friends, today it’s time to expand because we are going to talk dimension. Layers on your projects is a fun way to take them to the next level, literally:-)

Dimension also will help your projects come to life. I’ll show you my favourite ways to add depth and interest to your projects

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There are some simple ways to add dimension to your cards and other projects without adding much to the weight. This is especially great if you are a cardmaker and want to surprise someone via snail mail. 

In the video, I walk you through my favourite ways as well as give you some tips along the way of course.

foam layer

I used the backgrounds from the Double Stencil Technique post. If you haven’t seen it make sure to check it out, you don’t want to miss that one!

Adding foam under a bigger piece of card is one trick that’s fast and simple. And the good thing is that it supports the complete card, instead of using foam dots or squares.

Embossing is basically instant dimension, and I looove embossing it adds so much interest to a card or other project. 

Then adding some ink or paint to the embossed card makes the pattern more visible. It gives a more dimensional look.

layers embossing and flower

Adding some leaves or greenery adds a lot to the interest of the card too. It will give you some gorgeous dimension and not add so much to the weight.

layers embossing and flower

For some subtle dimension, you can cut two shapes out of the same colour one glitter and one metallic or regular cardstock and glue those together.

layers embossing and flower

Then adding flowers is one of my favourite ways to dress up a card. Use hot-glue to adhere the flower, this will help keep the petals in shape.

Give these techniques a try to take your cards to the next level too. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!