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Layering or matting is simply a technique where different shapes and sizes of paper
pieces are layered to a card blank. The matted layers help to form the overall
design so it's worth planning the colours and patterned papers you liked to combine
before sticking them in place. To demonstrate how to make a matted card design,
I have a plain card here and I've trimmed a piece of patterened paper slightly smaller
than the size of the card. You can use various adhesives to matt the
paper layers together, such as double sided tape, spray adhesives or a glue stick.
I'm going to use a glue runner, which is a lot like using double sided tape but a lot
quicker. So I'm going to apply the adhesive around
the edges of the back of the patterned paper and for extra strength I'm going to make a
cross through the centre as well. Mount the paper centrally to the card blank,
leaving an even boarder. I'm not going to add an even smalled piece
of patterned paper over the top, you can attach the paper centrally again but I'm going to
attach this piece to the left side of the gingham paper for an interesting look.
The last thing is to add the focal point, this could be a stamp design that's been matted,
a topper or a pretty embellishment like this gift tag design.
The focal point can be quickly attached with the same adhesive.
And that's how to make a matted card in minuets. Visit our website to read our blog and find
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