A floral card

I'm rather embarrassed to note it's been over 10 days since I last posted on my blog :(  I'm so sorry, although I've had projects to share, I've just been so caught up in my commitment to the local kid's soccer club (I'm the player registrar) that everything else is falling behind.  But after this weekend, all the teams will be finalised and my work for another year will almost be done!!

So today I just wanted to share a projectthat we made at our Avid Inkers team meeting the other day.  We were told to bring the following supplies:

1.  A large symmetrical punch eg scalloped circle, heart, 5 petal flower etc
2.  A sheet of A4 cardstock
3.  A piece of coordinating cardstock cut 29.7 x 2.5cm
4.  Scoring/cutting Tool
5.  Embellishments - DSP, stamps, bling, ribbon.  I of course chose all products coordinating with the Sale-a-bration range (my fave!).

So are you curious?  Well this is what we made:

 We made this gorgeous folded card and used the punch to form a window.  My punches didn't quite work (and I wasn't willing to force them to cut through 2 layers of cardstock), so I had repair the half cuts it caused to the cardstock as best as I could.  This first picture shows the card fully folded inwards with the coordinating belly band on.

This second picture shows the card open and you can see the effect of having the punched window.  I decided to decorate the inside of the card so that it matched with the front.  I love using little special features.

This photo shows what happens when your 21 month old toddler gets hold of the card and pulls the rolled flowers apart.  I was able to repair one perfectly but the other one required quite a lot of glue (it's still wet in the photo - oops!) and I think she tore off one bit completely so it didn't quite cover the green :(  Oh well, live and learn.

Overall I really liked this card.  I'm not sure about forcing the punches to work their way through 2 layers, but maybe the Big Shot??

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