Get some tips on how to layer die cut frames on cards to add lots of impact on your cards!
Today I am sharing with you how to layer die cut frames on cards to get more out of your frame die cuts and to create beautiful new looks using your stash with new goodies you pick up. I love combining die cut frames for not just the design possibilities but also to add some strength and weight to die cuts so they can really offer some emphasis on a card as i have done here. Let’s take a closer look!
Card Base and Designer Paper
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece off floral designer paper.
- Apply ATG adhesive tp the back of the designer paper and attach it to the white card base.
The Frames, Fence and Grass
- Use white cardstock to cut the Floral Frame, the scallop frame using the Rectangle Combo #4 and the Knob Top Fence.
- Trim off the floral border off the bottom portion of the Floral Frame using your snips.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the scallop frame and attach it to the floral frame, layering the frames together so the floral frame gets a little extra strength and a more finished look.
- Attach double stick tape to the back of the fence bottom and sides and attach to the front of the scalloped frame.
- Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame borders.
- Use green cardstock to cut two grass sections.
- Attach one grass strip to the back of the mounting tape on the bottom back of the frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the grass section.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the second grass strip and attach it to the front of the frame and fence.
- Remove the liner paper from the mounting tape and double stick tape and attach the completed frame section to the card base.
Truck and Flowers
- Cut the truck sections using blue, red, gray and black cardstock.
- Attach the truck cab and mirrors together using glossy accents and set aside.
- Assemble the back truck sections and attach them together using glossy accents and mounting tape.
- Cut tiny flowers and greenery and form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the flowers and stems to the inside bed of the truck using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the flower stems and truck bed and attach them to the cab of the truck.
- Tuck the truck behind the grass section and attach it to the fence and card base using pieces of mounting tape.
Check out my How To Assemble Truck Front and Back post to see videos of how I assemble the truck pieces. Check out my Truck Category to see a few more projects using the Rubbernecker Truck Front and Truck Back die sets.
Tiny Paper Flowers, Terracotta Pots and Butterflies
- Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the terracotta pots.
- Apply shades of orange and brown ink to the pots using mini applicators. Note: Check out my How TO Add Dimension to Die Cut Terracotta Pots post to see a video showing how I color flower pots.
- Attach flower stems to the back of the pots using glossy accents.
- Tuck the pots in behind the grass and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
- Use red cardstock to cut the tiny butterflies and attach the tiny white circles using glossy accents. Pro Tip: I save all the tiny white circles in a jar that are left over from cutting eyelet dies. They are perfect to use for flower centers and butterflies.
- Use glossy accents to attach the tiny white circles to all the flower centers. Pro Tip: I place the tiny circles on my molding pad to make them easy to pick up with my reverse tweezers. The soft texture of the molding pad allows the tweezer tip to slid under the circles to pick up.
I couldn’t resist showing this close up photo to show you all the dimension in this pretty scene. You can see how when you know some tricks for how to layer die cut frames on cards that custom “die cut overlay” can set the whole scene for your cards.
Now that you’ve got some ideas and tips on how to layer die cut frames on cards look at your stash and see what you have that you can put together as we have here for a whole new look. You can see how you can really set the tone and create a whole scene by using this easy technique!