- (1) or more Rubber Stamps (Great for people like me, who can't draw!)
- (1) Cut an 8.5 x 11 Sheet of Cardstock or very heavy paper in half, at 5 1/2 then fold in half. You will have 2 equal pieces for 2 cards, that will measure 4 1/4 X 5.5. cut at the 5.5 mark if the paper is vertical. For a tall card cut the paper horizontal at 4.25. (That will be your "card base," the main part of your card front and back.)
- 2-3 Other Colors of Paper, Each Cut a Little Smaller than the Next One. (Standard sizes of extra colors are 1/4 - 1/2 inch smaller than the piece below it, however, it is not a hard rule. I determine mine by the size of the image that I plan to stamp and put as my top layer. The number of layers is your choice...it's YOUR card!)
- Double-sided Permanent Tape or a Heavy Glue that is not very wet. (You do not want your card to warp from being "wet with glue.")
- Black Ink Pad that is not Water-based, (so it wont smear if you use markers. I use one called 'Stazon' or 'Momento') Colored Pencils or Markers.
Image Above: Here is a sample of a quick and easy card only using 3 colors of paper, (white, light pink and dark pink) as you can see by the layers. Each layer is attached to the other with double sided tape. I have only used a few colors and only 3 rubber stamps. The snow girl, snowflakes stamp and the Merry Christmas. You may or may not want to add any wording to the front of your card. I usually leave mine blank inside so I can write what I want to say in them.
For more ideas on how to layer, you can look at my cards on Pinterest.
by Lisa Kaye