I just snapped these photos to demonstrate how easy (really) making the little layered images are. I timed myself from start to finish and it took about 10 minutes to create Minnie. I wanted to do this because a couple of you asked how long these took. They are much easier than they look. The first time I created one it took almost 30 minutes, but you get the hang of it so fast.
The easiest and fastest way to do these is first find all the colors you will need in your scraps. These are good for using up even your tiniest scraps. Then I take my two mats (obviously you can do this with one mat, but two saves a lot of time) and put the scraps of paper on them....like so.....
there are four different colors between the two mats. I would only need to load one more mat with my other colors while the other mat is being cut.
This is the image I chose:
Here is some of the scraps being cut
I take them all off then start gluing them onto the black base. The little indentions act as a guide so there is no question on trying to line things up.
And the finished product!
I took and cut two hearts from George and Basic shapes...using the patterned paper for the smaller heart and shadow feature for the black heart. added some flowers and it was done!