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Layering With a Background Die

Layering With a Background Die

Hello crafty friends! Lauren here, taking a short break from holiday cards today. I'm sharing a fun technique that you can do with some of the background dies from Brutus Monroe! There are a few companies that sell sets of dies that you can layer, but Jennifer McGuire shared this technique a while back where you can use a single background die and get a layered look.

Brutus Monroe has a monthly subscription where you receive one background die each month! I used this die of the month along with four different colors of cardstock. I die cut the background three times, and left the white layer whole for the top. I then took the gray background and slice a very very thin amount out of the exact center ( I didn't measure it exactly, but it was about 1/16th of an inch). Using glue, I positioned the two halves behind the white layer, joining up the middle. Because there is a bit missing from the middle, when you put the two halves together, it slightly off-sets the cut areas so that the gray shows. I did the same thing with the black layer, taking slightly more out of the middle, so that the cut parts are off-set again from the gray layer. I glued those together in the middle as well, and then adhered the whole thing to the solid purple base.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto Raven cardstock with Alabaster EP, and fussy cut around it with scissors. I die cut a heart and adhered the sentiment, and then popped the heart up with foam tape on the front. I finished it off with some clear acrylic bubbles. 

Have you checked out any of the monthly subscription products from Brutus Monroe? If you're a subscriber, post your creations to social media! Be sure to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! 

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