Sunday, June 4, 2017

Advanced Card Class - Card 1

Sharing one of the two cards we made last month at my Coffee and Advanced Cards class.  I focused on using one of my very favorite retiring sets and framelits - Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  Really I am so sad that these are now gone - I have made so many beautiful cards - just can't seem to go wrong with these.  So this first card is a gatefold card with a belly band.  We used VersaMark ink on the background to leave that great watermark.
Then also continued it down the center under the sentiment.  You can see here how the card opened.  You just slide the belly band off and it opens in the center.
Here is a bit more of a side view.  We layered the flowers and leaves so they were all attached only to the belly band and also slide right off with it.  Added a few pearls or gems (their choice) for a finishing touch.  The card was scored to fold and become a 5.5" x 4 1/8"  - slightly narrower than our norm.  This allows it to fit a regular envelope without being crunched. 
Finally - here is the finished card and envelope - crying just a few tears here as this set goes.  But I'm not ready to part with the set or framelits just yet.  So you may see a few more creations :)
See you all soon ~Maureen

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