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Technique Spotlight: Panoramic Panels (Veriegated Panels) Card

I've been wanting to try the Panoramic Panels card for a long time and finally decided that with the addition of the Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper to the Online Exclusives products (officially for sale on November 7, but available now to demonstrators for pre-order or new demonstrators in their Starter Kit), I knew this was the time to try it out! Isn't it pretty?

Making five panels from one of the scenes from the Designer Series Paper, I created the gorgeous card.

We like to make easy cards that look complicated, don't we? Well, to me this one is the opposite. It's a card that looks easy, but is slightly complicated to get just right.

Start with a piece of Designer Series Paper that measures 4 3/8" wide by 4" high. A Designer Series Paper with a scene is perfect for this card.

Cut two 3/4" strips off the right side of the paper and two 3/4" strips off the left side of the paper, leaving a 1 3/8" strip for the center.

To get the varying heights of the panels, it's important to follow this process, so that scene still flows and lines up from panel to panel:

  1. The center strip stays as-is, which is 1 3/8" x 4".

  2. The strips to the right or left of the center strip needs to be trimmed down 1/2". HOWEVER, to keep the scene lined up properly from panel to panel, it's important to trim 1/4" from the top of the two strips and 1/4" from the bottom of the same two strips.

3. The outter-most strips need to be cut down 1"...1/2" from the top and 1/2" from the bottom.

Next I cut cardstock strips on which to layer the strips of Designer Series Paper. For my card, I cut Orchid Oasis cardstock for these layers.

-Middle panel: 1 1/2" x 4 1/8"

-The panels to the right and left of the center strip: 7/8" x 3 5/8"

-The outside panels: 7/8" x 3 1/8"

I adhered the Designer Series Paper strips to the cardstock strips, then added them to my Thick Basic White card base, starting with the outside strips and working my way in to the center.

The finished card has a strip of 2 1/2" x 1/2" Basic White cardstock for the sentiment, I stamped, colored and cut the basket with coordinating dies and popped this over the Orchid Oasis twine, which I had tied in a bow and adhered to the end of the label.

The Garden Meadow stamp set and dies I used for this card (oh, and the dragonfly embellishments!) will also be found in the Online Exclusive products starting on November 7. All of these products will also be able to be purchased together in the Meandering Meadow Suite Collection.

Would you like to watch as I make this card? You can head here to do so.

Don't forget that you can add any or all of these products to your Starter Kit, and if you purchase that kit by October 31, the best deal ever awaits! You can see the details in the graphic below, but please contact me with your questions. You can also head to my business website to start the process.

Happy everything!


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