I'm skipping around a bit in making samples inspired by the Clean & Simple Card Making class that I am taking. I'm just about caught up on the videos, now I just need a huge chunk of time to get some of these ideas out on paper!
Today's card was inspired by a video done by Jennifer McGuire on making tone-on-tone backgrounds to make CAS cards. She also shows how to layer die cut shapes to create dimension. For my card, I started with a sheet of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I trimmed it to 4 1/4 x 11, scored & folded it at 5 1/2. Then I cut another piece to 4 x 5 1/4 to use for my layer. Using another sheet of Very Vanilla, I die cut 12 flowers from the Fun Flowers die by SU! Three of these flowers were embossed using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder, also by SU!, then the others were stacked under the embossed flowers. This gives the flowers some dimension when added to the layer, a faux chipboard look. To finish my card, I simply stamped the sentiment & flower centers in Basic Black ink.
Here's a close up...
Pretty neat, huh?
*The design of my card is a direct CASE of Jennifer McGuire's sample!