Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 29, 2021

Layered Background with die cuts

Hi Everybody

I always want to get more from my dies and I look at them carefully to see what they will offer me. The more they will do for me the better the value.

If you look carefully at the background in the circle of this card you will see the pretty layered effect that has been produced. 

I have created this by simply cutting the same day several times in different colours and layering them together in an off set pattern. 

There are other looks that can be achieved with dies like this but this is the easy way to do it, and you may like to try this for yourself .

The video will show you how I made four cards using this technique and each one is different but just as effective in its look. 

One is a variation on the Panel Card and I have simply used a heart shape to span the front with the trellis pattern inside the heart.

 It looks gorgeous and is created in the same way as the other Panel Cards I showed you a few days ago. I hope you like the effect and enjoy the video.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



  1. Lovely ideas for cards Christina, will try this. Karen Holmes

  2. Lovely card, very pretty. Looking forward to watching your video later.


  3. Loving the effect of the offset die cuts - will watch the video shortly to see how it was done. Thanks

  4. Pam Mckenzie - Beautiful cards. Christina, a clever technique and so effective, will be trying out this for sure. xx Pam Mckenzie, Spain

  5. Helpful video. Two very beautiful cards, thanks for showing. Diana Lawton xxx

  6. Beautiful cards , Christina. A simple but elegant way to get a fantastic effect. Thank you for sharing.
    Stay safe and healthy.

  7. What a great idea - and such an effective result. The video was really helpful too. Thank you Christina
    Kind regards

  8. Doris Shawcross
    I just don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas.

  9. Interesting way to use dies. Lovely cards. Jane McGill


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