How to align and adhere layers for handmade cards is one of the most common questions I get asked by new cardmakers, as well as more experienced ones. I’ve been pondering how to address the issue for a while now, and finally put together a video to answer the question.
There really isn’t one answer for everyone. Sorry if that disappoints you. Each cardmaker has to find the technique for aligning layers that works best for her or him. In the video below, you’ll see what works best for me, as well as a review of how adhesives can help or hinder the alignment process.
Some cardmakers will do well with the “nudging” technique demonstrated in the video. Others may still have difficulty. Once you have the adhesives figured out, then it’s a matter of how your eyes perceive margins and straight lines.
Please leave a comment to let me know if what you see in this video is helpful, or if you still have trouble. This is a learnable skill, and I have some additional ideas that may help your eyes begin to see straight lines and even margins more easily.
Note: If you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting as often as usual, I haven’t gone anywhere. My 5 year old computer is gasping and moaning that it can’t keep up with the demands of a blog, YouTube Channel, Facebook and Pinterest pages. A new replacement arrives next week, and after a bit of adjusting and upgrading software, I should be back in the swing of things.
I hope these video tips on how to align and adhere layers for handmade cards proves helpful in your craft room!