Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tea Anyone?

Time just seems to be flying for me at the moment, I have managed to make a couple of cards but as for having the time for posting them on here, that's another story!

I've made this Accordian style card.  I started off with an a4 sheet of Lilac embossed card and scored it at half fold, gate fold, turned it 180 degrees and scored the gate fold again, giving me three equally spaced score lines.  I folded the middle one in a mountain fold and the ones either side in valley folds, giving me a 'W' effect.  I then added an a5 sized piece of lilac gingham print card to the last folded section, giving me a longer card that still folds and fits into a c5 envelope.

For the Layers I used the Tonic Studios Voile Valance border punch both sides of a strip of lilac card with a thin ribbon running through the middle.  I layered this onto white pearl paper before sticking it to the front panel.  On the middle panel, I punched the Dotty Border Simplicity Pattern Punch, again on both sides but this time on a strip of white pearl paper, added a thin strip of lilac card and two lengths of ribbon.  The back panel had one of the header dies from the Ornate Elegance set die cut onto a piece of lilac card four times and trimmed down before being layered onto some white pearl paper which had been punched either side with the Victorian Border Simplicity Pattern punch.

My decoration this time round was the fabulous Round Window Dies, again from Tonic Studios.  I used Drink Me (the teacup) for the front, Pour Me (the teapot) for the middle and my greeting was With Love from the Pop Up Sentiments Range.  All of these were layered onto a Scalloped circle which was cut in a darker Purple, complimenting the darker shade of ribbon, and stuck on with 3d foam for added depth.

I finished the card with a couple of hand tied bows and a few tiny pearls.  Not an ounce of Mirri in sight... lol

Hope you like it,
Karen x


  1. Love it Karen, just beautiful

    Alison xx

    1. Thanks al, lovely dies to work with and the simplicity punches are fab :)


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