After watching and watching again the video tutorials for Layering 2 All About Layering, I was ready to create several new layering cards for the required homework.  I ordered several new layering stamps, dies and ink cubes of gradient colors.  Using gradient ink colors is a key ingredient to successful layering.  I leanered that from  the Layering 1 course.  I used the Dahlia Blossoms stamps, die and oranges inks. I also borrowed a set from a friend called Ethereal Beauty for additional layering stamps.  I practiced many, many times using the pencil marks to line up each stamp layer.  I watched a few more videos from the Altenew blog and Pinterest posts. After I had several good samples, I was ready to begin getting the pieces stamped and die cut.  I used a set of ink cubes from Altenew in shades of orange. My submission to Group 17 is the card with the single dahlia flower.  I created the background using the lightest shade of ink cube, watercolor paper, and a spray bottle to dilute the ink to begin with.  Then I added another darker shade of ink for contrast.  I die cut the paper using a stitched edge from My Favorite Things. I added a small paper doily, taped some gold thread to the back of the flower and foam tape to secure the flower.  I tucked the leaves behind the flower and stamped the sentiment to the lower right corner using Versamark black ink.  A few flat enamel dots for accents, and gold Nuvo drops to the center of the flower. The focal point of the card is the flower and the paper doily was a nice accent piece.   The other pictures are other cards I created using the layering technique.  Still a work in progress, but getting more successful every time I stamp using using the layered flowers and leaves.

layering 2: orange 17
Nancy Souza Layering 2 Group 17

Additional layering cards using the Etherial Beauty set and Dahlia Blossoms set.



  1. All your cards look beautiful!! Why is the first card’s photo so blurry? It is a beautiful project though! Good work!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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