It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens. Here are the items we want you to use on your card this week:
- Use a plaid background
- Create a birthday card for a friend
- Use dry embossing
- Have something dimensional
For my card I used some new Sizzix dies. For the shaped card, I used the Square w/Ornate Edge (pop-up) die - notice the pretty shaped end. This die cuts the long card that you fold in half.
To decorate the front I used the Susan's Garden Sunflower dies for the flower and behind it placed the Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose" flourish die. It was cut apart and tucked in behind the flower. The sentiment on top is a stamp out of the JustRite "Botanical Medallions & Banners" stamp set.
For the inside I used the Sizzix Card, Square w/Ornate Edge (Pop-up) die again for the card shape and in the center of this die placed the Sizzix Phrase, Friend 3-D (Pop-up) die. When you open this card "Friend" pops up. To get the different color for the pop-up "friend", I placed a piece of navy blue card stock over the words and a piece of red card stock over the little heart and die cut them again. They were cut off at the ends and glued over the light blue die cut created in the center of the shaped card. On the Square w/Ornate Edge die, you also get the pretty flourish that I glued to the end of the inside of the card. On the left side of the card I used the cute Susan's Garden Wheelbarrow & Watering Can Set, embossing folder to give texture to that side of the card. There are sunflowers growing up behind the wheelbarrow so that is why I created a Susan's Garden sunflower for the front.