Are you ready for some punchy fun making another non-traditional Christmas card?
I have a friend who LOVES flamingos, I love crafting with pink and orange and, at the moment I am addicted to Stepper Cards, so here's what happened...
This is the short, bottom front section of the card
Here is the folded front view
And lucky last is the open view, so that you can see the steps of this tall card.
I confess that I started with a Fundamentals Stepper Card Base (8 1/4" tall x just over 5 3/4" wide) - it is so much fun to have such a HUGE base to work with, instead of being restricted to what you can make out of a 12x12 sheet of cardstock. The flamingo paper, brad and embroidered badges are all from the Kaisercraft Pina Colada collection.
Do you like the big lacy borders? They were made using a combination of Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch and Lacy Doubles Interchangeable Border Punch Cartridge - the loops of these punches match perfectly. I started with a dark orange Scalloped Sentiment layer then added a lighter orange Lacy Doubles layer. To make the thick sections of pink lace, I punched out a strip using Lacy Doubles, cut along each of the lacy loops so that it was just the lacy section then adhered it down (painted on Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue using a fine brush). Then I punched another pink Lacy Doubles layer and adhered it down, overlapping slightly so that you can't see the cut edges from the layer underneath it. The bottom section was then finished with a layer of pink with a Scalloped Sentimetn border. The tall top section was finished off with a strip of paper lace made by punching a 1 1/4" strip of pink on both edges with the Scalloped Sentiment border punch. I look forward to using this lacy border punch combo again.
There is an orange XL Seal of Approval adhered behind the round embroidered patch to make it look like a little sunset.
Hope you enjoyed this summery card. It will be posted December 1st and head on over to a friend in the USA to warm up her wintery Christmas.