I love layers. There. I’ve said it. I just adore layering. As a person who grew up in Oregon, I know the importance of layering your clothing for the weather. As a daredevil in the kitchen, I know that layering flavors can bring excitement to any simple dish. As a multimedia crafter, I know that with each layer you add to a piece you can discover a hidden gem.
Sometimes, though, less is more. There are those times when the best thing you can do is stop and enjoy the simple elegance of what you’ve created. That’s how I felt after I finished the hand-lettering and watercolor background on this image. Now I could have added another layer in many ways here. I also could have used some distress ink on the edge of the image.
Why didn’t I keep building on it, you ask? I didn’t keep embellishing because it didn’t fit the person it was going to. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to offer this ask a card sketch. I hesitated to offer it as a card sketch for exactly the reason I loved it, it is just simple. Easy. You don’t really need measurements for this one, of course, I’ve provided them for you like I always do.
As for ways to change this one up you can change the orientation of the base card. Try varying the edge of the layers, how about using 1/4″ and 1/8″ borders instead of the 1/2″ I used? Or go really crazy and add a third layer to really give your main image a unique frame? Remember, it’s your card make it a reflection of you! I can’t wait to see what you’ve made! If you’ve used this card sketch and would like to share your finished card with everyone fill out the Mister Linky below. I can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Until next time…