Monday, August 21, 2017


Hi there! It's Kay Miller and I am so excited to be guesting again with WPlus9! I absolutely love everything they come out with!

For my project today, I decided to use a few older stamp sets that are some of my favorites. And, since we've past the halfway mark and are now counting down the days until Christmas, I wanted to get a head start on my Christmas cards and share a little about how I'm going to be doing mine this year.

I love to layer stuff. That is just my thing! I cut out lots of stuff, then have so much fun messing around with it in different ways until I get something I like. I still plan on doing a lot of cards this way, but I also want to do some flat cards, because last year, I had a really hard time mailing my cards. Some of them would not even fit into the envelope, and of course they all took extra postage.

So today I'm going to share with you a “fluffy” layered card, and then a couple of flat versions. I have found that even with my flat versions, I can still layer the stamping which I love!

So my first card here is they layered one. I used mainly Silver Bells stamp set and coordinating dies, along with Fresh Cut Florals and Folk Art Flurries. I first watercolored a blue background with Peerless Watercolors. When that was dry, I stamped some of the small snowflakes from Folk Art Flurries.

Next I stamped the sentiment in black then stamped and cut out all of my images. I layered them with foam tape and adhered this to my watercolored panel.

Lastly, and this is why most of my cards won't fit into envelopes, I mounted the whole panel onto an A2 top folded card with fun foam. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Okay now for the flat version. And I mean completely one layer flat. I just stamped everything directly onto a top folded A2 size white card. I did use my MISTI stamp positioning tool for this because I wanted to be able to stamp again, if I didn't get a good impression, but it was not necessary. Everything was only stamped once.

Using the MISTI though would be a great way to mass produce this design. I did add a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops for that finishing touch.

This is another flat version done exactly like the one above, only I splattered a little bit of gray ink mixed with water after I was done. I thought that added a unique touch.

Even though these are simply done, I do like the design a lot, and I love how the design is stamped over the sentiment. I will definitely be doing some different designs like this for my Christmas cards this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and a huge thanks to Dawn and Wplus9 for having me guest!



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  1. GORGEOUS! And the best part: I have this set and LOVE it! Thank you for new twists on a classic beauty!

  2. Ooops...the bow is upside down and very noticeable.

  3. Wonderful cards, love all the white space.

  4. These cards are so beautiful! I love the way you used the set three ways. It's amazing how much difference just changing the layers makes! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and tips.

  5. No matter how you stamped the images, on a single layer or wonderfully popped up diecut images, your cards are always so beautiful, Kay!

  6. Kay there isn't one card that your heart touches that I don't love! [I'm so sorry to tell you I shopped BEFORE I read your post... how sorry do you think I am?] Gorgeous cards ... and I sure do appreciate the 'extra postage' thing - flat IS a very good thing! but your layering can't be topped!

  7. What LOVELY CARDS you've created, Kay! You have done SUCH A BEAUTIFUL JOB on these! ;)

  8. Wow!! LOVE what you have created here and so happy for you to be a guest. I sincerely adore both versions! Thanks for sharing and putting a big happy smile on my face! :D Hugs!

  9. Beautiful cards, Kay! Love your layering!


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