i want to share a simple card that i created yesterday, using my slice from making memories. one card that i don't have a lot of in my stash, is get well cards. i loved the font and look of the "cheer up" sentiment. it sort of feels like a more casual take on the standard "get well" card to me.
i started by slicing my sentiment, using the new greetings design card. my cards are standard size, at 4.25" x 5.5". so i went with a 2.5" sentiment.
then i switched over to the dilly dally design card, to slice my flower. this design card has the new layering option. this breaks down each design into several different pieces and cuts. this allows you to cut the different parts of each shape seperately, from different papers, so that you can then piece them back together. this flower i choose has two layers. this is the first one, which i sliced at the 4 inch size.
if you push on the double arrow buttons at the bottom, this takes you from the normal cut, to the shadow option, then to the mirror option, and then to the layer option. once you get to the layer, this is where you'll find the next set of cuts for this flower. the circle piece goes over the actual flower, and the small piece is for the leaf.
i sliced the base piece of the flower from green pattern paper. since i was slicing the layered pieces from two different papers, i decided to go ahead and make two cards. i just swapped out the pieces. so one card will have the pink flower and leaf, with an aqua flower center. and one card will have the aqua flower and leaf, with a pink flower center.
to add a little texture to the layered pieces, i ran them thru my cuttlebug, using my swiss dot embossing folder.
i then inked the edges with a brown ink pad, and also rubbed it over the embossed areas of each piece. i added mini pop dots to the back, to give some extra dimension to the cards.
for the actual card base, i started with white textured cardstock. i decided to take out this background grid stamp from hero arts. i stamped it to the card front, using some peach parfait ink from stampin up.
the new greetings design card has some cute little borders to choose from. these are perfect for card making. i choose the 4 inch size at first, knowing my card was 4.25" wide. but it was a little too long. i think it ended up cutting a 4.5" border. most slice shapes only cut to 4 inches, so this is kind of nice to have a larger cut on this. i decided to use the 3.5" size, which was perfect for my cards.
i adhered my sentiment in the upper right corner of the card. then i adhered my border strip directly across the bottom of the card. i adhered my flower base, tucking it behind the border strip.
then i adhered my pop dotted, layered pieces, on top of the green flower base. i added the circle outer flower piece first, and then added the flower center right in the middle. a few rhinestones and some staples finished off the card.
and in less than thirty minutes, i had two super simple, but cute cards to add to my card stash. if you want to see some cute easter cards, using the layering options on the dilly dally card, check out wendy sue anderson's cute idea.