To start my card, I cut a panel of heavyweight white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4". Then I cut a piece of navy cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and a piece of patterned paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
I learned a little trick on Facebook several weeks ago. If you are cutting a sentiment die-cut, just run a strip of your cardstock through your Xyron sticker maker . . .
. . . and then cut your sentiment. It will now have glue on the back of it and be much easier to adhere to your card.
I then cut all the rest of my die-cuts for the card. I planned to make a shadow for my CottageCutz Springtime Bluebell Flowers, so I cut two of them -- one in pale blue and one in navy.
I took the inner oval from the CottageCutz Oval Doily & Frame die and sponged on some pale blue ink. This gave a little more dimension to the center section.
Then I was ready to construct my card. I glued down the doily pieces and adhered the sentiment at the top. I then glued down the navy bluebells and offset the pale blue ones on top, creating a "shadow" effect.
CottageCutz dies used on this card are: