How Many Layers Are Too Many Layers?

By | 10/13/2013

How many layers are too many layers to put on one card?  I began wondering that as I was trying to participate in an Operation Write Home sketch challenge!  Wow!  The card sketch was very specific about layer measurements, which is kind of nice.  It was like following a recipe with all the measurements and I got to choose which ingredients to use!  (Now you know why I’m not much of a cook!)

how many layers is too many


I decided it would be appropriate to make a red, white, blue and sparkle card!  I just got the Embellished Events stamp set and there it was sitting on my desk right next to the white craft ink and the iridescent embossing powder.  Who could resist?  Up close, that cake sparkles!

Card Details:

Papers:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper

Inks: Midnight Muse, White Craft Ink

Stamp Set:  Embellished Events

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestones, Heat Gun

I find that if I’m lacking inspiration, a sketch challenge is a great starting point.  The Operation Write Home sketches are very detailed and they provide measurements.  This allows you to focus on the colors, stamps and techniques you want to focus on without having to think about how the layout should look or without needing to fuss with measurements!  Here is the sketch that I began with:


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Leave a comment below to let me know what you think about card layers. Can you have too many layers?

5 thoughts on “How Many Layers Are Too Many Layers?

  1. Rose Ward

    I love layered cards. Thanks for the sketch.

    1. kim Post author

      The sketch was a fun one! They have a different one every week at Operation Write Home and also at Paper Craft Crew!

  2. Amy A.

    What a terrific combination of elemements. Just the right amount of sparkle combined with a beautiful red. Thanks so much for sharing.


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