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Creating Dimension with Paper Layering Dies

by Janette Kausen November 15, 2018 20 Comments

Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts blog! Janette here sharing with you how I create added dimension with Paper Layering Dies. Today's post features the charming Paper Layering Neighborhood.

The Paper Layering Dies are fantastic. With one pass through a die cutting machine the die scores and cuts intricate details that then you can decide whether to highlight or simplify.

To highlight, add color and dimension. For this project I cut the die into watercolor paper and colored the resulting image with watercolor brush markers. As the watercolor dries, paint Iridescent Ink (from October MMH kit which is still available!) onto an A2 Snow Layering Paper panel to create a shimmery white cardstock.

On the back of neighborhood, carefully add a flat adhesive to the bottom of each building. Pop the tops of each building, or selected buildings, by adding foam dots along their peaks. Then adhere to dry shimmery white cardstock panel making sure the recessed areas have been pressed into place.

Stamp Peace, Love, and Joy sentiment across the top in black ink and adhere finished panel to folded card base.

To create a simple but equally beautiful version, die cut the Paper Layering Neighborhood into Snow Layering Paper and adhere flat upon an ink blended night sky (or even solid colored cardstock) with added white flecks for stars or snow. 

Thank you for joining me today. Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!





Janette Kausen
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20 Responses

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

November 25, 2018

I really like this card! I love how you added dimension, and the beautiful water colouring. Very very pretty.

Monia Lisa
Monia Lisa

November 19, 2018

Beautiful card! So colorful and optimistic

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 16, 2018

Wow this is so pretty!!

Karen Brown
Karen Brown

November 16, 2018

What a magical card! It is absolutely beautiful!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

November 16, 2018

A positively stunning card!

Pat
Pat

November 16, 2018

Just purchased lots of papercrafting items on local “one man’s trash/treasure” website, am eager to use it, and still looking for ideas.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

November 16, 2018

Beautiful work, looks
so inviting.
Carla from Utah

Sue Smith
Sue Smith

November 15, 2018

Fabulous card. I love the Hero Arts dies you used to create a fun cozy city scene. Happy Holidays. :)

Lagene
Lagene

November 15, 2018

This is awesome, what a fun die!

Connie
Connie

November 15, 2018

Love the village you created, Janette! The colors are great, making it cheery.

Helen
Helen

November 15, 2018

This is such a lovely card with its layered buildings and soft water coloring. tfs

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 15, 2018

It’s a great card Janette and indeed so simple to make. You make it as simple or difficult as you wish. Thanks for showing and the tips on the end of the post.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

November 15, 2018

Oh wow, Janette… this is INCREDIBLE!~

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

November 15, 2018

JUST GORGEOUS

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 15, 2018

Fantastic!! Love the dimensions! :)

Leslie
Leslie

November 15, 2018

Beautiful
Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

November 15, 2018

Exceptional! I love this card xxxxxx

Bunny
Bunny

November 15, 2018

I absolutely love this layered card. It’s watercolored beautifully, too.

Mary W
Mary W

November 15, 2018

Amazing card! Beautiful and amazing.

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

November 15, 2018

Oh so charming! I love the soft colors you selected and the dimension from the paper layering neighborhood die that you highlighted with just a few spots of foam to pop up them up.