This week I have three “dimensional” cards to share using the Farm Girl Collection. One of the things I love about the October Afternoon Collections is the versatility of their papers. The patterns and prints are always varied, sophisticated and offer opportunities for everyone, no matter what their style. I hope these cards demonstrate the versatility of this lovely collection.
“My Favorite” Side-Step Card
I have used my Cameo to create the base for this card using this file here – but there are several free templates on-line you can use to handcut very quickly. Once you have the base created, it is easy to add the decorative elements. I used dimensional dots to mount some pieces as this really gives the card a lift without adding too much bulk. Layer the pieces you want to build up some color and if you want the card to fit into a standard envelope – do not make any element stand higher than the tallest panel.
I love these little chickens and the strip of words from the Miscellany Pack adds a splash of color along the bottom.
“Just for You” Centre Step Card
Once again I have cut the base using my Cameo and this file – but again, great templates are available online. The key to making this style of clean and simple card is to try and get perfectly aligned layers. They don’t work well unless everything is perfectly lined up with even margins, and it’s simple to do. Just take your time and use a repositionable adhesive, so if it’s not quite right the first time – you get a second crack!
This type of all-purpose card is great to have on hand for when you need a card on short notice. The Farm Girl collection lends itself to making projects for those who appreciate hand-made items, cards and gifts.
“For my Friend” Swing Card
This is one of my absolute favorite style of cards – and it really impresses non-crafty people too! The cutting file for the base can be found here. This is more of a masculine style card which I made to showcase the versatility of the collection – which at first glance might not seem suitable to more grown-up projects – but the papers really are truly beautiful.
This little piece from the Chip ‘n Stick pack was my favorite – I just love the vintage style imagery of the tomatoes and they match the gorgeous stained woodgrain print so well.
All of these cards fold completely flat for easy mailing. They also will fit in a standard size envelope – and let’s face it – no-one like paying more for postage than they have to!
I hope you have enjoyed these projects – please post a comment with any questions and be sure to check back next week for some more ideas. – Lowri