Good Sunday morning all! Today's card is one of those quirky cards that I could just see in my head so it had to be made! It is probably the first fully flat card I have made in ages so it may not look like my style to you. I am trying to incorporate more things that are a bit out of my comfort zone so who knows where that may take me this year! I started by cutting two of the largest die in the Resplendent Rectangle die set out of camel coloured card. Next I cut a piece of camel card to fit just inside the two rectangles when they are side by side. I used the fancy edge from them as a decorative edge on my card. Next I cut two of the large corner from Samantha Walker's Botanical Swirls and Accent set out of the camel card. I cut two more out of the wine coloured card. It is helpful to use a piece of wax paper between the die and the card when cutting these to help it release easily. If you will notice, I left the dashed edge on my triangle piece too as I think it is quite pretty. This edge of the die does not cut away completely so it is your choice to cut it off or leave it on when trimming the triangle. The next step is to back each of the corners with the opposite coloured card. Then starting in one corner, alternate them as you put them in to place, overlapping each one as you go. This leaves you a diamond shaped area in the centre of the card. I placed one of the dies from the Marvellous Squares in this area, then simply embossed the shape into it. Remember my card is flat so it was easily done. While the die was still in place, I lightly inked the area with Antique Linen distress ink. I stamped my sentiment in the middle of the embossed area using a plum Archival ink pad. When I do a card that is simple like this one, I can't help but think what it may look like in other colour combos like blush/ grey or teal/white or gold/taupe. Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size.
Time for more Comment Game winners! This week the names that I drew out are:
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