Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash with Perfect Papercrafting



Welcome! I am delighted to be participating in today's skip with Perfect Papercrafting. If you're hopping along in order you should be coming from Kim's blog and you can find the start of of the skip at...

By now I'm guessing you're convinced that the Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers tools are pretty amazing. I've made two similar cards based on OWH Sketch #115 to show you what the card looks like after adding some extra layers. I chose a sketch that is quite simple to show you what a big difference adding the extra layers makes. 


In my after card I think you'd agree that the layers help to add nice contrast between the elements and gives the card a more detailed and polished look. Using the Perfect Layers tools eliminated all the extra measuring and made it easy to do.

That's it for me today! Before I send you on to your next stop just a quick reminder  that Perfect Paper Crafting has generously given us a discount code (code = OWH5%) for 5% off your purchases (no expiration) and they'll also be doing a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Simply comment on every blog on the hop to qualify.

Many thanks to Perfect Papercrafts for joining us today and to you for stopping by. Now head on over to your next stop to see what Diane has in store for you today...


Happy Crafting!
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SUPPLIES USED: 
STAMPS: Thinking of You Messages (Hero Arts), Lovely as a Tree (Stampin Up)
INKS: Vintage Sepia (MFT)
PAPER: Safari Mat Stack (DCWV), Recollections Solids (Michael's) 
OTHER: Gardener's Twine
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.




64 comments:

Sandy Allnock said...

I totally agree, Paula - so much more interest in the 2nd card with the layers!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Penny Ward said...

what an impact the mats have on your "after" card....it really does make a difference. Love the "Fall" feel of your card !!!

madamewong said...

Love your layers and the touch of twine.

Patti J said...

What a great idea, posting a before and after! Your card is beautiful - thanks for sharing! It's been fun skipping with you today!

Diane Loughrey said...

I love the sepia look on the tree.

Diane Loughrey said...

Love the sepia tone on the tree.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful before and after, and you used my favorite stamp set too, Lovely as a tree! Gorgeous card, sure to be cherished. ~Diane

Linda said...

Great idea to do a before and after...love you paper choices! Great image!

Diane said...

WOW! Layers make a difference, and you really proved it here! I like the varied colors of layers, I usually stick with one color for all of the layers, but the use of several layers on this card really made the papers and stamp image pop! Beautiful card (as always)

Debbie Caldwell said...

I agree, adding layers makes a dramatic difference, looks like I will be spending some money on this "must have" tool.
I like the different colors used to make an impact.

Nancy Keller said...

Such a wonderful demonstration! PAULA'S BLOG IS MY FAVORITE .. but of course I am a little bit partial. :) You are my hero. :D Thanks for skipping along and showing your beautiful autumn color, before and after card. These tools are more amazing and fun than I anticipated!

coco said...

I just love how a beautiful "before" card becomes AMAZING when careful, precise layers are added-- wowza!

Jean B in PA said...

Yes, the layers make a huge difference. Thanks for sharing so many helpful card making tips over the years through OWH. I have learned the most from you and Sandy.

Jen said...

Thanks for showing the before and after - those layers really do make the whole card pop!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Paula, wonderful card as usual. I love the matting layers, my fav. Really love the ease of combining solids and a print on a card to add interest, but not be so cumbersome,. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Great cards, love how you show us before and after, really sends home the concept visually. Great impact for little effort! TFS!

Kathy said...

Thanks for showing us how much difference adding layers to our cards can really make.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

A wonderful card that is perfect for OWH! Fab layering of course ;0)

Vicky Scheiber said...

This card really shows how much of a difference the layers make visually. Thanks so much.

Julie said...

Great example of how much impact some contrasting layers can have on a card! And I love the twine :) Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

Lynne said...

Great leayers,m well thought out color scheme.

Carol S said...

Lovely card! Great layering!

Melissa T. said...

The layers really make this card look professionally hand-made. :)

sherry varga said...

I love all the layers, really makes the card pop!! Lovely colors also.

Tami B. said...

I told Sandy & I'm gonna include you, I will be printing out your card examples to show at my card making workshop this weekend. I drill "layering" into the ground with my ladies, but some just don't get it, or don't want to take the time & effort. Maybe seeing a few more great examples like this will help them.

Dixie Cochran said...

That's an amazing "before and after' comparison. What a difference a layer makes.

Colleen said...

WOW adding layers really makes a huge difference! I need to remember this. Thank you for sharing!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Not only are your layers perfect and add so much to the card, but your choice of stamp is perfect as well. Lovely as a Tree is my all-time favorite stamp set. The colors coordinate so well with the image. Well done!!

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Love the layers for sure, adds so much! Happy to be in this lineup of talent.

mypapercraftworld said...

This is such a lovely image, Paula ... I think the layered and unlayered cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and for your congrats on my Tuesday Trigger card ... so much appreciated! Anita :)

Karen said...

The layers add so much more to the card.

Anonymous said...

That's a really great masculine card. The layers look great! I'll have to use my tree stamps on more cards for the guys!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Barb in Wichita

md said...

Gosh, who'd have thought the layers would have made such a difference! thanks for the b and a...

Helen Strahan said...

Amazing what a few layers will do !

Natalie said...

Amazing how the layers add so much to the design of the card! TFS!!

Natalie said...

Amazing how the layers add so much to the design of the card! TFS!!

JoAnn said...

The layers definitely add interest to your card. Love the colors.

Laura Pervier said...

HA _ I have that paper pad! Great use of a piece of paper that I can never figure out how to use. Love the layers, of course!

Marsha said...

Lovely. The layers really do make a difference. Like the touch of orange.

Christi Conley said...

Beautiful! I love the tree & the layers of course :)

Iris said...

Love the tree stamp and the brown and green color combo.
isoscia@aol.com

Directmailscrapper said...

What a lovely card! Perfect for OWL!

Angie said...

The layers definitely make a positive difference!

Bert B said...

Thank you for showing the 'before' and 'after' cards. For new card makers, the 1st card looks just fine--however seeing the 2 cards side by side shows what huge difference a little extra effort makes! The card looks so much nicer!

Sue D said...

Thanks for showing a before and after!

Patricia Meadows said...

Your card is great as always.Love the before and after. Like the colors. Learning so much from your bootcamps. Just need to practice. Thanks for sharing your know how and helping us to make better cards. Thanks for supporting OWH and our troops.

Rufus said...

First thanks for all you do for OWH! If I hadn't already been a believer your examples would have convinced me. The second card has much more pizazz!
R/

Sherry Butcher said...

Love it, great job on the layers, the colors and thanks for your support to OWH.

Lisa Brooks said...

Another great card. At first glance, I thought where are her layers, then the second card I was like Wow, found them.

lindaplus3 said...

I have to agree,,, such a difference in the second card.. really stands out :)

FitXmom said...

Love the card! I also love the added detail by the twine! :)

Mary Locke said...

The layers add so much depth...great card!

AmyS said...

It's so helpful to see the two versions like that. The extra layers definitely add a lot to the card. I really need these tools! And I love the autumn feel to your card, too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a classy card!

Kristie Maynard said...

Huge difference! And so easy when you use the Perfect Layers. TFS!

Laurie B. said...

the first card is really nice, but the second one is stunning!

WhoMom said...

Fantastic layers! The orange behind the tree is outstanding and not what I would have chosen. Goes to show what color choices and layers can do! Love it.
Thank you for sharing.
Lyn

byAnnette said...

Wow! what a huge difference layering makes!

Thanks for the side by side comparison!

Jan Mougel said...

The layering really makes the card. I love how you added the orange on your card it really made the tree pop. Thank you for sharing.

rscholz said...

What a difference the layers made on your card. I always enjoy your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

I'm a beginner, so thank you for taking the time to show the before and after cards. Layers do make a huge difference!

Roxie said...

Nice card, great for the guys! Your photos certainly show what a difference the borders can do for a card. It was fun hopping with you!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great way to show how much polish layers can add to a card. And the orange really makes the image pop!

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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