Sunday, 23 March 2014

Concertina Card

A colleague in work asked me to make a special card for his wife's 50th birthday, he wanted something special and after seeing a gorgeous concertina card on Julie Kettlewell's blog here, I decided that it would have plenty of wow factor for this special occasion :)

It's quite a substantial card, more of a keepsake I think, I resized the original card so that I could use A4 cardstock in Raspberry Ripple and used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the end sections. The patterned paper I used is not Stampin' Up! but as a pink theme was requested it fitted the bill perfectly. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the letters and numbers out.

I loved using my Label Framelit dies for the first time , I layered up Raspberry Ripple , Silver Glimmer and Whisper White, the White section is stamped with the Memorable Moments set which is a must have for special cards as it has all the numbers you need and sentiments for birthdays and anniversaries.

Lots of bling and sparkle for the Birthday Girl !

The envelope needed to be deep enough to accommodate all those lovely layers and with the Envelope Punch Board it was easy peasy to make one that fitted perfectly.

Finally the section for writing the greeting on, see how fab the Memorable Moments stamp set is !

I really hope my colleague is pleased with how this turned out and I hope the Birthday Girl is thrilled with it.

I'm thinking of running this project as a class, what do you think ??

See you all soon

Nicola x

1 comment:

Denise said...

Love this - beautiful colours - I've got an idea how to use my new S U punch now :-) x