Sunday, April 11, 2021


Altenew Academy has another free layering dies class taught by Lydia Evans.  Have been keeping up every day with the homework - so have four days worth today!


The see-through element on the lower portion makes this card really unique - a little putzy to make but I like the outcome.  This card used the Hibiscus die set.


This is a  gate fold card using vellum - I found using a lighter weight vellum worked the best - I used the Wild Rose 3D dies.


This card uses ink blending on the separate layers which was a quick and easy way to achieve the colors.  I added some veins on the leaves for a little added interest.  The front of the card is cut at slant and the flowers overlap the edge.  Lydia used patterned paper on the back, but that was too busy for me so I embossed a background and shaded a bit.  Floral Fantasy dies used on this card.


The shaker element and patterned paper makes this card special. Peony Dream is the die set used.

I am entering my first two cards at the Color Hues challenge since I used pink and green on those cards.  Also will enter my first and last cards at Die Cut Divas as their theme is aperture or window and my cards have apertures or is see thru like a window.

All About Layering 6 is a free 6 day class - lots of tips and tricks from Lydia.  Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.



  1. All your cards are gorgeous! Now I want more layering dies. :D Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. fantastic cards Betty. I've just finished the class but haven't done any cards yet as I don't have any of the dies. Need to take some time to figure out what of the ones I have will work. Love your samples.

  3. Betty, these are gorgeous cards. Everyone is interesting and lovely to look at.

  4. Wonderful cards! The peony card is perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  5. Wonderful cards - all are fabulous. The first card is so unusual and amazing in design. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our aperture/window card challenge.

  6. Wow--you get an A+, Betty! Just love your cards! I've only done Day 1 homework, but really want to do the ink blending on die cuts as I'd never thought of that & love the look!

  7. Betty your homework are all so beautiful!! I am seriously behind on this class.
    Thanks for linking up your charming shaker window card to our April Challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

  8. Ooo - love these, Betty, especially card one with the cut outs from the leaves - very elegant!!


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