I needed a quick thank you card recently, and wanted to try a card layout that I had seen somewhere on the net.
I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of pink striped cardstock to the width I needed for my card (5.25") and about 1" shorter than the height of the card. This made each piece 3.25" X 5.25". I layed the white piece 1/8" from the top of my card base first and then temporarily adhered the patterend piece on top of the white so that it was 1/8" from the bottom of the card base.
I then lightly sketched a curvy line from side to side and cut on that line through both papers at the same time. This way I could stamp and emboss the top white piece separately, and it would match up perfectly with the striped piece when I was ready to adhere it permanently to the card base. I did my inking, stamping and embossing (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder), and then adhered them both down.
Then I colored them (except for the white ones) with some bright ProMarkers. I also punched out some leafy branches with an EK Success punch and colored those with a spring green marker. I know they look rather yellow in the picture, but, trust me, they're green. I adhered the flowers and leaves with some glue dots.
The final step was to add a few flat-backed gems. I found this was a great way to use up some gems when I had only one or two left on a sheet.
The card was done in just a few minutes. I think it would be fun to make a whole set of these with different sentiments. I am also going to try this with different weights of vellum for the flowers, to see if I can get even more translucency.
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