Today, I am using the Diagonal Recessed Panel Technique to create a focal point for my card. This technique is fun and easy to do with just about any Designer Series Paper. First, I love that the Diagonal Recessed Panel creates a focal point for my card front. Second, I like that I can switch it up and create a whole different look. Whether, I use the Designer Series Paper for the top layer or the recessed panel, it doesn’t matter. Both, create a unique look.
I used a layer of Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper for the recessed panel. Next, embossed a layer of Lost Lagoon using one of the Basics 3D Embossing folders. To accentuate the diagonal edges, I added a 3/8″ strip of Calypso Coral to the diagonal edges. I popped the diagonal panels up using Stampin’ Dimensionals to increase the depth or illusion of the recessed panel. For emphasis, I added a flower and leaves using the Two-Tone Flora stamps and dies.
On the inside, I added a strip of Lost Lagoon and matching Designer Series Paper and layered on Calypso Coral.
In the video below, you will find instructions for cutting and assembling a diagonal recessed panel card. Below the video are measurements, supplies, and diagram with a downloadable PDF. Additionally, you will find another sample card below. Leave me a comment, I would love to know your thoughts on making this card!
- Very Vanilla (Thick)
- 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
- Calypso Coral
- 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (layer 1)
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
- 3/8″ x 6″ (2) (diagonal edge)
- Lost Lagoon
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (layer 3)
- 1/2″ x 5″ (inside matte)
- Very Vanilla
- scrap (stamping/die cutting)
- Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (layer 2)
- 3/8″ x 5″ (inside strip)
Additional Diagonal Recessed Panel Card
Below, you will find a second Diagonal Recessed Panel. For this card, I used retired Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper.
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