This card is version three for my friend - the first one I made smudged just as I was doing the final assembly - the top layer was binned and the base re-used for another card.
Version two was just too 'busy' and almost gaudy and I didn't like it, and didn't think the recipient would either.
So welcome to version three!
The 'fold; is one I learnt from a video by Natasha Foote, here.
I started by painting the front, and a portion of the inside, with
The folded part of the front panel I die cut with the Spellbinders border from the large "Die of the Month Club " from May this year, (a NBUS set) and stitched it with two threads - a glitter blue thread and an iridescent metallic machine thread.
The greeting was stamped with a layer of Versamark and then the blue ink, and then embossed with some iridescent embossing powder.
I had thought to emboss the rest of the panel, but it was not possible. I painted another scrap of paper, then stamped the accent images on it with Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, and die cut out the images - all magazine freebies
All the card edges were run over the same embossing pad to give a subtle but definite edge to the card.
The flowers are reminders of our love of gardening, and to give her some flowers to enjoy after they were totally flooded back in July...
The feathers are a reminder of the backyard birds that we so enjoyed when we were neighbours.
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