New Video: Perfect Layering on Cards

Woo hoo!  I’m excited to share a new video that shares some tips and tricks for perfectly balancing elements on a card – why just TELL you when I can SHOW you?  Don’t go away after the video, though, because I’m sharing a bit more here, including the layer measurement for the card.  🙂

I hope you enjoy my video:

 I hope you found those tips to be helpful.  Here’s the card I constructed in my video:

Endless Birthday Wishes, Project Life This is the Life, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you missed my post yesterday, be sure to check it out here – I covered some other elements of this card that you don’t want to miss.  🙂

As promised in the video and in yesterday’s post, here are the measurements for the layers on this card, starting with the base and working my way up:

  • Layer 1 – Watermelon Wonder – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Layer 2 – Bermuda Bay – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Layer 4 – Bermuda Bay – 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Layer 5 – Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Layer 6 – Watermelon Wonder – Ovals Collection Framelits

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  1. I struggle with getting my layers straight. Thank you for sharing your tips. I really did learn some useful information.

  2. Nice video. Very helpful. I love that Designer paper but I feel like I’m checking for color blindness with that particular sheet.

  3. Lovely card and great, informative video! That DSP stack is so fun!

  4. Great video! I love the fast-forward part! Your tips and tricks are always very helpful and appreciated too!! Cute card – thanks for the dimensions:-)

  5. Love your card. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  6. Thanks Brian….good ideas on this video!

  7. This is a great video for a beginner as well as seasoned stamper that may have not known certain tips and tricks on good layering .
    Great details ! Also good visuals !!

  8. VERY HELPFUL VIDEO!! I stand and center….and fold first…will continue to stand..but will not fold first…

    Thanks, Brian

  9. Wow! You don’t fold your base card until the very end. Great tip! I’m going to give that a try.

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Well, I learned several things! Great video too! Don’t forget some of us shorter people need to stand up to see it better – you are much taller! Just kidding! I definitely will try several of these tips because I love lots of layers. I just ordered this paper stack and will have to try it all out. Great card too by the way. Thanks!

  11. HI Brian:

    So nice to start my day with a visit from you. I missed you the last three days while my children were visiting but I’m back on board now and will play catch up with your blog.

    You are always so great about teaching us some basics and tips and tricks. A lot of the stamping videos available are somewhat complicated so I think it’s wonderful that you take the time to show us what a lot of others assume we know. You are my hero! LOL

  12. Suzie Patt Cullen

    How fun to have a Monday morning Brian video!
    Great way to start the week, not to mention great tips!
    Thanks, B!

  13. Appreciate your videos and tips so much!

  14. Great tips! I agree with them all.

  15. Brian, I always learn new things from you, every time I watch one of your videos, or read your blog (daily). I constantly struggle with straight layers; I think it’s my older eyes, but in any case, I also notice you use the “green glue”. I need to start doing that because I know that it’s easier since you can shift the card stock a little before it dries completely. This is a great tip, and super great video! See you next month! Have your HUGGER ready! 🙂

  16. Yesterday I guessed at your measurements and I was WRONG, thanks so much for posting them! Perfect layering!

  17. Thanks, Brian, for these tips. You are definitely the KING of layering and to learn some tricks from an expert is awesome. I loved that card and now I know how you did it perfectly. Thanks for the measurements as well.

  18. Brian, I love your cards and videos I find them very helpful.

  19. Your best video yet! Great tips, nice flow, and fun music! I’ll be using some of your ideas on my next card! Thanks.

  20. Your videos are the BEST…so much information in a little time…and best of all, VERY HELPFUL! TFS!

  21. Tried your method for layering today…IT WORKS…and, I can sit down! Thanks Brian!

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