Pick of the Day new release - If friends were flowers - a card from Karen

Tonic Studios Pick Of The Day is on today on Create and Craft and Ideal World. For the times, check their schedule here.  Here's a peek at what I've been making with them.

This is an 8" x 8" card blank that I made myself from a couple of sheets of trimmed down A4 card that I stuck together.  I die cut a decorative oval for the centre out of gold, I used the outer edge of the Verso Loopy Lace Simplicity die set.  I cut one of the Layering Ovals in cream card which I inked and stuck on top.  The If Friends Were Flowers sentiment was again cut in cream and inked before being layered on top of this and a couple of trimmed down swirls from the Mystic Vine die set were added.

For the bowed front I cut a piece of card which measured 11" x 8" scored at 1" and 10" to give me my overlap to stick behind to the rear of my card front.  I embossed the outer edge of the If Friends Were Flowers die set before cutting the patterned inner die.  Due to the size of this and the fact that I was cutting in the middle of my plates, I had to turn and run through my die cutter a few times but it still cut with no problems providing you stick it down well enough so you can move and check it.  I punched out two strips using the Intrica Butterfly Strip punch which I added to each side.  The card front was then stuck in place with an extra piece of 8" x 8" stuck inside the card to cover the joins.   This card was finished off with some pearls in the flowers and on each of the butterflies on the strips and a nice big gold hand tied bow.

I hope you like it and that you will tune in to the shows today on Ideal World and Create and Craft to see more of these beautiful dies.

See Karen's original post on her blog here. 
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