I've been making these tall / long cards lately. I love them because they fit in a standard business size envelope. This card measures just under 9" x 4" and is a very fun shaped card.
These are the sunglasses from the Paisley cartridge. I sized the shadow layer to 9" wide using my Gypsy (the height ended up at 3.33") and it will fit into the business envelope just fine. The sunglasses are cut out of DCWV paper from the summer stack I bought last year. I added some silver mirror paper for the lenses! :) The shadow is generic brick red cardstock.
Here is the sentiment on the front. I cut the glasses out and then set my text in Photoshop. I first print it on regular printer paper and then attach the cut layer with just a little strip of glue runner from my ATG . Then I run it back through the printer so it prints directly on the pattern paper just where I want it. I used Jolt at 24 points for the "Happy Birthday!" sentiment. Of course I added some white gel pen stitches using my Gelly Roll pen.
Here is a close up of the hand pieced flower.
Here you can see the dimension in the hand pieced paper flower. I think there is a total of like 22 layers on this flower, 10 of the background flower (cut at 1" from Walk in my Garden) and 10 layers of the top flower (which is an EK Success punch) and a couple of layer of the green in between). I added the set of three leaves (also cut at 1" from Walk in my Garden - border feature) and curled them just a little.
Here you can see I also added text to the inside of the card in the same way. This is also Jolt at 36pt. I like to take my text and add a small outline of coordinating colors - this one has a brick red border around the black text.