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Layers of Merry Mingle

Happy Friday and Happy Brown Thursday {Week 2}!!! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today sharing the new Merry Mingle stamp with lots of dimension. This is one of my most favorite techniques when making cards. Let's get inky!

To start, I stamp the beautiful girl and the sentiment and die cut it using the Scallop & Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies. I wasn't sure how many layers I was going to do so I ended up coloring her dress, but I didn't have to. On the base, I colored the outline of the image and her legs as those would not be layered. I used a holly stencil to add some color to the blank background. I then stamped the girl two more times: one I fussy cut her out without the legs and the other without the dress and legs. I like to color the edge of whatever is going to be covered so when it's seen from the side, it looks like it's colored.

Another thing that helps, use a black Memento to color the edge of your fussy cut images. This covers the whit core of your paper and makes the image pop. I used think foam squares on the back of the fussy cut pieces to avoid too much bulk on the card front.

This photo at this angle, you probably don't notice the dimension, but wait until you see it from the side!

Her dress comes to life with just a little foam tape. She starts to come alive right on the card.

Decided to add a little shimmer with a glitter pen and used a little splatter all around to make this Merry Mingle image a little more magical.

Additional ideas:

  • You can solely fussy cut the gift and make that the focal point.

  • Cover the gift with something else... small dried flowers, a gift card or have her hold something fun to gift away.

  • Paper piece the dress with a beautiful pattern.

  • Use tule for the dress.

I hope you've found some inspiration with this blog. Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check out all of the goodies being released this month for the biggest sales of the year!

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

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