Designer Sharon Callis shows a great example here of how cutting off part of your card can create an elegant design feature! She cut off a strip of the front panel of her card, creating a “peek a boo” effect to the inside of her card, which she decorated with coordinating patterned paper. It creates a very lush, upmarket effect for the card’s design.
But Sharon then took the effect a step further, by creating the focal point medallion with the die cuts that overlaps the edge of the front panel. This ties the front panel and the inside section together even more visually, and gives the card an even more luxurious feel.
Supplies | Patterned Paper & Die Cuts: docrafts Persimmon Collection ‘Bygone Era’ by Tina Higgins. Decorative Scissors: Fiskars Paper Edgers (Victorian). Ink: Ranger Tim Holz Distress (Frayed Burlap). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner).
Designer: Sharon Callis
Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years. In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her, visit her blog.