2/03/2016 Update: This card was a Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #144.
Today I made another card for my elderly Aunt Millie, who is recovering from surgery related to injuries she sustained as a passenger in a car crash. My card will be mailed so I kept it low profile with a little dimension for the flowers.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #144 provided the inspiration for the card. I also decided to participate in the Aud Sentiments Challenge #147: "Anything Goes" as long as there is a sentiment. A while ago, I saw a You Tube video HERE on how to make a curtain (or drape) fold card and this sketch is perfect for that fold. There is another fold called a curtain fold or a pleated skirt fold but this is the one I preferred.
A panel of DSP was cut, scored and folded using the measurements in the instructions. It was adhered to a coordinating panel of DSP on which two corners were decoratively punched. A strip of embossed cardstock was adhered and then two stamped flowers were punched and popped up on the strip. A white pearl button was adhered with a bow of twine. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card. This was all adhered to a panel of cardstock and then to a card base that had been dry embossed. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with two stamped flowers that had been punched.
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Techniques: Pleating, stamping, sponging, punch cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: SU! "Flower Shop"; Just Rite "Enjoy the Day" (sentiment)
Inks: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP: Best Year Ever Collection (retired)
Punches: "Pansy" and "Curvy Corner Trio"
Misc.: Diagonal TIEF, Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, white pearl button from stash