In Back to Basics, we will have a special guest showing you amazing tutorials, top tips and more! Whether you’re new to crafting or a seasoned crafter, this is a blog that we hope will inspire you to try a brand new craft or try a simple technique you may have forgotten. This month, we’ve got the lovely Julia from JMC Designs showing you all Matting and Layering using the gorgeous Curious Wonders Paper Pack.

About JMC Designs

JMC Designs is a company where products are designed by crafters for crafters. Julia McNeill has been surrounded by various crafts and crafty influences her whole life, from art lessons on the beach with her uncle, sewing with her Gran and Mum and collage and model building with her Nan, she really has tried her hand at most forms of arts and crafts throughout the years. Whilst receiving help for severe anxiety she was encouraged by her therapist to share some of her artwork on social media, to allow herself to be seen. She followed through on this advice and was met with may requests to make her artwork available for the crafting community. As a result JMC Designs was launched in 2019 and has grown from strength to strength since then.

So, without further ado, lets get into this months Back to Basics.

Products Used:

JMC Designs – Curious Wonders Paper Pack

6” x 6” black card

Plain Coloured cardstock


Black Marker

Step 1

First cut the mat at layers for your card. I cut mats in the following sizes:

Black 17.5cm x 17.5cm

White 16.8cm x 16.8cm

Blue 12.5cm x 16.5cm

Peach 10.2cm x 15.5cm

Step 2

I then added a black edge to the peach and blue mat using a black marker pen.

Step 3

Glue all the mats and layers to the card & finally finish off by adding the sentiment and the fussy cut flowers

If you fancy giving Matting and Layering a go to create this gorgeous card, you can find the JMC Designs – Curious Wonders Paper Pack and more here with Hochanda.

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