I think I might need to start using an elapsed timer when I make my cards to let you know how long they take:"assembly time" vs "assembly plus thinking/testing/fretting time"! Without the fretting this would have been a fast card! I made this about a couple weeks ago but hadn't gotten around to posting it... The problem I had here was despite my many ink colors, I didn't have ONE that was a satisfactory match for any of the colors in this DP (source unknown, sorry!) I was intent on using!! (You may recognize it from my first sneak peek of the giraffe. ) In the end I didn't do ANY stamping and just punched a scallop out of my DP and stuck a Prima with a brad on it for my focal point! I did put my greeting inside though (SU! Ruby Red)
I made the scalloped edge with my slit punch (with the corner guide removed) If you've done this before, have you noticed it makes a little "embossed" dot in the center of the scallop? I used the dot as a guide to go back along and punch my holes in the center with my 1/4"hole punch. This added a nice detail and allows that fabulous DP to peek through. The scallop punch is backed with a piece of CS punched to stiffen it and mounted on a dimensional, which when overlapped this way keeps the cards closed, but is easily opened. This peachy pink paper is from a DCVW Textured Earth Tone 12x12 stack. The great big "Especially for You" (the only stamping i did on this card!) is from WIYT?2.
It's not quite a gate fold card (that meets in the middle and can be made by 8 1/2 " by 11" CS) As you can see here these overlap, it measures 10" x 5 1/2", scored , but then ends up A2 sized. :).
The inspiration for this card was Monday's flap card challenge on SCS a couple weeks back, but then, you know, I had to go changin' it, now unrecognizable to the challenge!! oh well!
Quote: "Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes I even have trouble doing it." ~Tallulah Bankhead