Why Do You Need Perfect Layers?

Why do you need perfect layers?  It is a good question and with a few cards we hope to show you the answer.  Have you ever spent ages on a card, picking the right  patterned paper only to put it all together and think it is missing something?

Take this card



You have spent ages colouring in your image, and adding those extra touches then selected papers that you think will work well together but although it looks alright it just lacks that final touch….but what is it?  Yes it is Perfect Layers, they add contrast and make your image pop!

Now see how different the same card looks once each layer of the design has been mounted onto contrasting card and trimmed using the perfect layers mini 1/16″ ruler.



By Cathy Andronicou

Materials Used:- Provocraft Christina Cole Patterned Papers, Penny Black Sunny Days  30-180 stamp set and Illuminate die (sun) 51-127, Sizzix Grass,  Pico IrResistible embellisher Shimmer, Imagine Craft featuring Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Perfect Layers Mini.

Notice now how the whole design has come together the patterned papers don’t just merge into one another any more.

The difference on pastel patterned papers is even more striking,  take this image, all the papers just get lost in one another.



But as soon as you add a contrast with Perfect layers Mini it transforms into this



By Cathy Andronicou

Materials used:- Penny Black Gentle Whisper 80-008 Patterned paper pad, Feather and Frame die 51-039, Hello Friend 30-069 stamp set, Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SRM Twinery Twine solid Caribbean,  Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Perfect layers mini.

We hope we have inspired you to give layers a try, if you do we would love to see your projects on our Facebook page!


Art Impressions and Chameleon Blog Hop Day 7


Today is the last day of the Art Impressions and Chameleon Pens blog hop, it has been an exciting and memorable week with inspiration flowing in abundance. We would like to thank our hop partners for such a wonderful week. Today we have a seaside theme to share with you.


Materials used: Chameleon Color Tone Deluxe Pens; Crimson Red (RD4), Royal Blue (BL6), Bisque (NU1), Fawn (NU3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bark (BR5), Deep Black (BK4), Cool Grey (CG8), Spring Green (YG3). Art Impressions Bathing Suit Set, Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat, Patterned Paper, Penny Black Feathers and Frames and clouds Dies, Spellbinders Grand Circles dies, White, Light Blue and Dark Blue card, Memento Tuxedo Black and Dessert Sand Ink, White Gel Pen.

How to:

1) Stamp image onto white card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and color with Chameleon pens. Distress the bottom with Dessert sand ink and then add Fawn dots.

2) Die cut cloud for a mask and then colour round the cloud with Sky Blue to create a cloudy sky. Die cut image with Spellbinders circle and mount onto a bigger die cut.

3) Mount Patterned paper onto light blue card and trim using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8″ measure.  Then mount onto darker blue card and trim again using the Perfect Layers 1/16″.  We love how even it makes the mats!

4) Mount onto a square card base and then add the main image.  Stamp sentiment and die cut, edge with Dessert Sand ink and the Royal Blue pen.

Now for one final hop, check out these posts for amazing inspiration and the chance to win prizes.



Art Impressions and Chameleon Blog Hop day 6


Hello and welcome friends old and new for another day on the Art Impressions and Chameleon blog hop. Today we pay homage to relaxing in the sun with this summer garden scene.


Materials used:- Art Impressions Beach Tri Fold stamp set, Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat, Spellbinders Nesting Circles, Oh Happy Day Die, Patterned Papers, Black and White Card, Bee Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Watercolor paints and Flowersoft.

1) Stamp deckchair with Memento ink and color deckchair and umbrella  with Chameleon Pens.  Then watercolor sky and grass. Add flowersoft to the grass area.

2) Die cut image and mat onto a larger black circle.

3) Cut rectangles from patterned paper and then mat onto black card, trim using the Perfect layers 1/16″ ruler and mount onto card.

4) Add image and die cut sentiment to finish.

Thanks for joining us today, now it is time to hop on over to our partners for more inspiration.



Art Impressions and Chameleon Pens Blog Hop Day 5


Hello everyone and welcome to day 5 of the Art Impressions and Chameleon blog hop, have you been inspired to get creative yet? Today we have the yummiest chocolate cake card to share with you.




Materials used: Chameleon Color Tone Deluxe Pen Set; Sky Blue (BL3), Purple Grape (PR4), Bisque (NU1), Crimson Red (RD4), Warm Sunset (YO3), Art Impressions Six Layer Set, Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat, Imagine Crafts Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Amplify White, Wire, seed beads, SRM punched shapes small, Brown Gold and White card, Penny Black Speech bubble die and Spellbinders Oval die.

How to:

1) Stamp image onto white card and color with Chameleon pens, fussy cut ready to mount onto front of card.

2) Mount Gold card onto Brown card and then trim using Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″, die cut an oval (offsetting to the right)  and mount the stamped image to the left of the oval.

3) Make a table using wire and half of the SRM punched shape, then layer 6 strips of gown card on top to create a cake, add Amplify for the frosting and seed beads for the cherries. Place onto base card.

4) Put oval card onto base, stamp sentiment, die cut speech bubble and attach to card to finish.

So has this made you hungry for more?  If so then hop on over to our partner blogs for prizes and more inspiration.