How to add layers to paper punch shapes and VIDEO

Do you like to use punched shapes to add to your cards and other projects, but want to add more dimension? To show you how to do this, I will be using the new Pretty Label Punch and matching stamp set Label Me Pretty from the upcoming 2017 Annual Catalogue.

Here is an example of what I mean.

The punched shape with the stamped image looks pretty impressive by itself, but look what happens when you add some layers.

Doesn’t that make a huge difference to the look? In this example, I used another of the Pretty Label Punch shapes and a scallop circle as well.

So how did I add another layer when the punch only cuts out one size shape?

Here is an example when a coloured layer (Tranquil Tide) is added behind the Whisper White layer.

If we look at it from the back, this is how the magic works.

All you need to do is to cut the coloured shape in half horizontally and attach it to the white layer.

Easy isn’t it? This technique will work with just about any shaped punch. Just work out which way you want the layers (horizontal or vertical) and cut the layered shape accordingly.

Another way to add layers to your punched shape is to add a circle or oval as in the following examples.

This first one has a Stitched Shapes circle Framelit in Berry Burst behind the Powder Pink Pretty Label shape.

This one has the Pretty Label shape turned vertically with a Stitched Shape oval Framelit behind it.

If you want even more layers, you can add a Pretty Label punch shape and an oval or circle as shown in the first example in this post (and again below).

Here is a video to take you through the steps.

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