Card Class Project 3

Finished up some more homework for the Clean & Simple Card Class.  I am using another of Monday’s sketches and also the technique from Day 3 on layering die cuts onto the same colored cardstock for texture effect.  I also utilized the Color Throwdown #174 combo for this card.

My creation:

I used the smallest Beautiful Blooms II #3 die to cut a bunch of flowers from Harvest Gold cardstock, layering them onto a section of cardstock in the same color.  I layered that onto Kraft cardstock and then onto some misc brown cardstock.  The sentiment is from Verve’s Miracles Blossom stamp set.  LOVE my Verve stamps!!

This is the first time I have tried the technique of cutting a little slit in the fold of the card to thread the ribbon through and not have to adhere it to any of the mat layers.  I haven’t done it in the past, because I have this thing about wasting ribbon and I don’t want to use any more than I have to.  But really, it was only about 2 inches more to do the full wrap than to clip it and adhere the ends behind the mat layer, and a bit less cumbersome, too.  I think the experience may have me one step closer to breaking my psychological hang-up on this issue.

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

I layered a couple of misc buttons from my stash that seemed to be a close match, threaded with some twine.

I know the class is about clean and simple cards, and I really tried to make it clean and simple here.  But I feel like those flower centers are calling out for some kind of bling or shine or at least a center.  But then I thought that might defeat the purpose of the layering die-cuts onto the same colored cardstock thing.  So I just left them plain.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Challenge Photo:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Miracles Blossom (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Rustic White, Harvest Gold, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Misc Brown Cardstock (Unknown Brand)
Inks:  Chestunut (Colorbox)
Embellishments:  Misc Buttons (Unknown Brand); Saddle-Stitch Ribbon (Offray); Rustic Cream Button Twine (PTI)
Tools:   Beamtiful Blooms II #3 Die (PTI)

5 thoughts on “Card Class Project 3

  1. i love this Ally! you've inspired me to try this technique after seeing this gorgeous card…(wipes drool off keyboard)…i'll link back to yours when i post it. tfs!

  2. If I hadn't read your post to see the flowers were cut and layered…I would have thought they were dry embossed!! Great job on such a pretty card Ally!

  3. I love the subtle texture that the same color layering gives. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along at the Color Throwdown!

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