Layers of Beauty

Our theme this month for the Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop is a ‘Rustic Challenge’ by Mandy and I am using the Layers Of Beauty Bundle by Stampin’ Up!®. This Bundle can be found on page 57 of the 2025-25 Annual Catalogue.

The Layers of Beauty Bundle is stunning, it combines the versatility of stamps, dies, and masks in a single package. This is the third such bundle released by Stampin’ Up! Its charm lies in the technique of coloring: by applying the same color across 1,2,3 (flowers) and then 4 & 5(leaves) layers, one can achieve a stunning gradient of tones. This method does not just enhance the visual appeal—it completely transforms it.

I created this card in almost sepia tones with just a hint of blue from the Country Woods Designer Series Paper. Card Base is Crumb Cake with the NEW Basic Beige as the card front. The Inks used are Basic Beige, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

Layers Of Beauty Bundle created in almost sepia tones.

How to make this card…

I have made a card using the Layers of Beauty previously on a Live. To see how the masks work I would suggest you watch this video, YouTube -Layers of Beauty

  • Card Base
    • The Crumb Cake Card Base I also stamped the flower image with Crumb Cake ink and added Early Espresso ink around all the edges.
  • Card Front
    • For this card I stamped the image onto a Basic Beige card front with Crumb Cake Ink.
    • The layers 1 & 2 I used Basic Beige Ink and layer 3 I used Crumb Cake Ink.
    • One corner of the card front was torn away and all the edges I then distressed them foe an aged effect.
    • I then went around all the edges with Crumb Cake Ink and Early Espresso Ink with a blending brush.
    • Splatters of Early Espresso mixed with Wink of Stella was added to the card front.
    • Add dimensionals to the back and attach to card base.
  • Die Cut Leaves
    • Leaves from the bundle were cut from Basic Beige using the larger dies.
    • Added Early Espresso Ink to the leaves with a blending brush
    • Blue leaves were cut from the Country Woods designer series paper.
  • Linen Thread Bow
    • I created a Quadruple Bow from Linen thread and with a glue dot tucked it under the card front. Leaving the tails long so the tags could be tied on later.
  • Leaf Dies
    • The leaf dies were then added in and around the bow, coming from under the card front.
  • Tag
    • Stamped small floral image onto Basic beige using Crumb Cake Ink
    • Stamped sentiment in Early Espresso Ink over the floral image.
    • Die cut using the tag die and a second tag from the Country Woods Designer Series paper
    • Adhered the two tags together with a glue dot and threaded the tails from the bow through the hole and ties off with a smaller bow. Pop a glue dot under the tags to hold them in place.
  • Card Insert
    • I use Basic Beige for the insert
    • A strip of Country Woods DSP was added to the bottom edge of the insert.
    • Early Espresso Ink was brushed around all the edges before adhering into the card.

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Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

Welcome to Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop. We are a group of Australian Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own. Each month we will be showing different ideas based around products, themes and challenges.

This month Mandy has given us this Rustic Challenge to play with…What is a Rustic Style

Rustic design is a style that’s natural, aged, organic, and maybe even a little distressed. Design styles like farmhouse, Tuscan, or coastal can also be described as rustic. Regardless of the variation, rustic style highlights rugged, natural beauty.
You can use this image as inspiration, or feel free to explore your own rustic inspiration.

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4 thoughts on “Layers of Beauty

  1. An amazing card Michele, I thought this would be right up your alley! All that layering, sponging and distressing- divine!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you

  2. Nancy

    Love the pop of Pool Party on the beiges and browns!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thanks, It just lifts it

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