Die cut Raised Panel Card

Love, love, love it!

Good morning, friends! I’m not sure what the actual name for this type of card is so I’m going with one that makes sense to me; die cut raised panel card.

It’s the exact same technique that I used for the sympathy card that I shared a little while ago. I cut a panel about 1/16″ under 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used a basic word die and cut that out from the upper center of the card.

I love this technique because you can use the die negative instead of just throwing it away. Less waste and getting more from your supplies? I’m down!

I put foam dots on the back of the panel and layered that over a card base which I covered with a panel cut from white cardstock at about 3.75″ x 5″.

I added little bits of the negative to the white panel to give the sentiment some further definition.

I took a flower image that I’d stamped, colored, and fussy cut from Technique Tuesday’s Cherry Blossoms stamp set and adhered it just under the ‘hello’ sentiment, going off the card and slightly covering the o.

I used the Spiritual Sentiments stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and Memento Lilac Posies ink to stamp the “I love you” sentiment onto a strip of white paper and added that on top of the flower.

It’s a clean and simple card but in my humble opinion its simplicity makes it elegant. I’ve made cards that are quite complex and I’ve made cards like this one. I would have to say that I do tend to favor the CAS style.

I recall the first time I heard someone describe different crafting styles. It made me wonder what my style was called. At that time I didn’t feel that I really fit into any one particular style and in some aspects I still don’t. My style is ‘Samantha’ and it’s a style I’m quite happy with. Do you feel that your style can be described in a certain way? How would you describe it?

If you would like to make a card like this one use the link before to go to the aforementioned sympathy card tutorial.

CAS sympathy card

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. I appreciate it so much.

Happy Monday!

~Samantha

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