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