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Lovely Layered Cards From Top to Bottom

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Create textural, layered effects with mixed media techniques! Combine splashy inks, stunning stamps and collaged backgrounds for cards with eye-catching interest.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Shari Carroll
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Design gorgeous layered cards that highlight your artistic flair! Follow along as designer Shari Carroll shows you techniques that add intriguing depth and visual appeal to your projects. Learn how to layer color for unique inked backgrounds and transform patterned paper into custom backdrops. Then, create texture with gel mediums and discover tips for achieving a shabby-chic look. Expand your creativity with embossing, crackle paste and a pattern transfer technique for beautifying chipboard. Move on to making simple materials sing with cute and vintage DIY embellishments, and be ahead of the trend with Shari's techniques for shaker cards and incredible "floating" cutouts! Lastly, discover Shari's tips for finishing touches that will tie your mixed media cards together —and get ready to take these techniques to art journals, home decor and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Layered Ink Backgrounds
Meet designer Shari Carroll and preview the mixed media techniques you'll learn to make gorgeous handcrafted cards. Get started by creating three unique inked backgrounds using stamps and stencils. You'll also discover Shari's method of building up layers of color for stunning results.
2. Collaged Backgrounds
3. Layering With Mixed Media
4. Layering With Textural Elements
5. Adding Movement: Shakers & Windows
6. Creative Dimension With Dies
7. Finishing Your Design: Final Touches

Taught by

Shari Carroll
Shari Carroll
Shari Carroll has been a professional stamper and cardmaker for nearly a quarter of a century, beginning as a designer for Hero Arts in 1989. She has a drive for creating stamping and inking techniques, and has written monthly articles for beginning to advanced stampers. She is currently the Creative Director for Simon Says Stamp, where she designs stamps, stencils, dies and ephemera. Over the years Shari has been published in numerous magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, and she's the author of Layers: Inspired Collage for Paper Products With Meaning.

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