Here are a few step taken to create today's card . . .
To reduce the weight of my card, I simply used the next step smaller circle die and cut the center out of my matting panel. That circle can be used on another project or on the inside of this card.
I did the same thing with the matting for my background designer paper ... reducing the weight of the front of my card even more. And, of course, giving me another panel for future use. I used the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles die set to cut out the center panel.