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Layered Oak Tree Encouragement Card – Joy of Sets

I’ve always loved this layered design for cards. My stamping mentor Wendy made a thank you card in this style for a class, and stamping the “background” was fun. I just never got around to making another one, but when I saw “layers” as an option for this month’s Joy of Sets challenge,  I knew this design would be perfect.

Oak tree layered

So I created this card for this month’s Joy Of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge. The grid was chosen by Jane — Pick a row of three (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), and create your card, scrapbook page, or other project! I chose the diagonal Green, Nature, and Pearls.

Join in the Joy of Sets March Challenge! It’s easy and fun!

This layered card has a striking design but is very easy to make, and can be used with so many different stamps!! And don’t worry if you don’t have green pearls embellishments– I’ll explain the easy steps to create those with this card below.


    1. Cut early espresso card stock.
      • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Fold in half.
      • 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
      • 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
    1. Cut white card stock.
      • 5 1/4″ x 4″
      • 4 1/4″ x 3″
      • 3 1/4″ x 2″
    1. Layer your white card stock pieces on top of each other. You can hold them together or use a touch of removable adhesive. Stamp the leaves randomly over all 3 layers in Garden Green. Stamp the tree towards the bottom of the layers in Early Espresso.
    1. Adhere your stamped White layers onto their corrosponding Early Espresso layers, except for the card base.
      • Wrap ribbon around your layers and adhere to the back of your largest White layer. Attach to your cardbase.
    1. Using Versamark, stamp the label outline and the Be Strong sentiment. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and tap off the excess. Heat until melted and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch. Adhere over the ribbon.
    1. Add two green pearls to your label.
      • TIP: If you don’t have matching green pearls, color two metallic or white adhesive pearls with your green blend markers.


I’m playing along with these challenges:

I hope you are inspired with this fun encouragement card! What stamp set would you use with this technique? Let me know, and Happy Crafting!

34 thoughts on “Layered Oak Tree Encouragement Card – Joy of Sets”

  1. Fabulous card, I love how the layers flow over in each other. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

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  2. I’ve seen these beautiful cards before, but you have taken the mystery out of how to make them. I am super impressed with your tutorial and how to make one. This is a wonderful card, filled with SO many useful ideas, I think I could actually make one. The embossing powder really added the final touch and was absolutely perfect for this fortnight’s challenge at Try it on Tuesday,

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  3. It was a super step by step for your beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Try it on Tuesdays, it fits our theme so well..

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  4. Oh, I love this! Your choice of a bold green stands out so well against the brown and white. The layers on your card are all drawn together by the green ribbon. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare πŸ™‚

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  5. This is a beautiful card and I love the images you chose. The green is quite striking! Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  6. Yes the triple stamping is always so appealing and you did a great job with yours using that beautiful tree stamp and random leaves to pull in your green accent color. Thank you for sharing your tutorial and your card with us at Color Dare. You might be interested in checking out Double Trouble Challenge for “wearin’ of the green”.

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  7. What a perfect sentiment to accompany the stamp! I’ve always loved this technique but have never tried it myself. The boldness of the brown & green is quite striking. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

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  8. Striking card! I love the bold colors in your card. It brings the entire card to life. I also like that it is “gender-neutral”. Your layering technique is also most effective. Thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #331.

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  9. Another beautiful card .I comment this time as for myself and not as DT member .One forgets sometimes that making your own background and keeping the design simple can and does make for a delightful creation . I admire the background you made and I love the label with sentiment attached.
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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    1. So happy to see your comment, Shirley-Anne! Thank you! It is difficult sometimes to keep the design simple when there are so many fun techniques that could be used, but I really like the way this card turned out. Thank you so much! 😊


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