Monday, February 15, 2021

Double Trouble's Crazy Cousin Layers Challenge

Hello, it's time again to be a Crazy Cousin for Double Trouble Layers Challenge.  This challenge is all about layers.  I tried a new fold and piled on the layers.

Here is my project.  Double Trouble asks that you tell them how many layers and trying to count, I believe there is more than 10!!  I die cut, inked, colored, stamped and fussy cut to create this scene.

Here are the details of the challenge. I added pearls to the center of the die cut flowers to comply with the twist.

My card began with this layer. I created the folds and determined what sides would "show" and inked those pieces up with Distress Oxide Bundled Sage.  The center was die cut with the vine die so it didn't need to be completely inked.  The center panel is 5.5"x5.5" to fit the vine die cut.

Here is a side view.  I watched a video but because I die cut the front instead of making that side the back I had to make it work with my changes.  I don't know that I would make it this way again.  

One tip I took from the video was to reinforce the front panel with extra layers.  I die cut another half sheet of the vines and glued it behind just off center to create a shadow.  The bottom is reinforced with a thin layer of die cut "grass". I also glued the die cut layer with the fairy and mushrooms directly on the front panel.  I layered a die cut and inked pieced of grass which was 1.5-2" in height.  I added a drop of glue to the fairy's leg to provide support from the taller grass layer.  I also stamped a mushroom cluster on that layer.

I used Distress Oxide Forest Moss on the next two layers.  I dusted all the layers with green shimmer ink before assembling the card.  The trees are die cut and embossed from the same set and inked with Forest Moss.  The are not sprayed with shimmer ink.  I stamped flowers on the first hill layer.  The two hill layers are opposite sides of the die cut.

I colored the die cut mushrooms and fairy with alcohol markers.  I used Spectrum Noir shimmer alcohol on the dress, wings and hair of the fairy.

The back of the shadow box is a sheet of paper from the kit.  I also cut the flowers and purple vine from printed paper.

Crafter's Companion Build a Scene box including dies, stamps, pearls and papers
Distress Oxide inks
Spectrum Noir shimmer ink pens
alcohol markers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to join in the challenge over at Double Trouble Layers Challenge until February 28.  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love all those layers, Alicia! I also like the "misty" vibe you achieved with your colors. Thank you for joining us as our February Crazy Cousin.

  2. Love all the various layers - your project is terrific!

  3. Wow-all those stunning layers make a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. Beautiful, so dimensional and layered perfectly. Thanks for being our February Crazy Cousin, enjoyed your beautiful creations for our challenges.

  5. What an intricate and complicated creation - kudos for that. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  6. WOW what a fabulous scene you have created! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
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  8. Alicia your fairy scene is gorgeous! So glad you could be our guest designer at Double Trouble. These layers make such an awesome scene! :)

  9. Gorgeous design. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in ourPearls /Lace Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

  10. I can see with the amount of input to this card you had a lot of fun and relaxed time. A wonderful result. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT

  11. WOW, I don't think I've ever seen that many layers AND how beautiful a scene you've created. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our “Fold It” challenge this month.

  12. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Fairy and the unicorn challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  13. Wow! I love the layers! Your card is beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
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  14. Super cute card. Thank you for entering the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. Big Hugs ~ Tracy DT Member

  15. Hi Alicia, WOW this is awesome. Love all the parts of the scene you have incorporated in this project. Great project!! Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  16. Great design. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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