Thursday, December 30, 2010

multi-layered floral card by lauren bergold

being more of a card-maker than a scrapbooker, i am sometimes a bit stumped by an utterly gorgeous piece of 12x12 paper, such as this one from prima, which is featured in the december pixie dust paperie kit:

look at how beautifully balanced that is: the gorgeous painted florals and soft white swirls encompass the entire edge...there's no one portion that doesn't work perfectly as part of the entire sheet! it'd nearly be a sin to cut into that thing, wouldn't it? on the other hand, it's extremely difficult to mail 12x12 greeting cards! :)

...what to do...what to do...

the only solution seems to be to fussy-cut *ALL* the flowery bits, and re-assemble them into one much smaller, much more concentrated card; but no one's THAT CRAZY!

except *ME* obviously!!!!! :) :) :)

the shot above is from sort of a funny angle, but i wanted to show how i've very lightly inked the edges, and popped each individual floral section onto at least one layer-- (sometimes 2 or 3!) --of foam tape before overlapping it with anything else, so that there is plenty of dimension between the in a real garden! i've slipped in a few doilies cut from the packaging of the paper & crocheted flowers in the kit, as well, because that's the thing about prima products: even the PACKAGING is too pretty to throw away!

ok, yeah, i admit it: this is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much scissor-action for an ORDINARY card, but one of my dearest friends, who was a bridesmaid in my wedding 25 years ago (!!!), is turning 50 this year...and that's the sort of thing for which one really ought to pull out all the stops, don't you think?! ♥♥♥

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  1. OMG!!!!!!!!! It's.............AMAZING!!!!!!!
    WOW!!!! I'm so impressed!!!! WOW!!!!! I can not stop looking at it.
    This card it's so beatiful!!!
    Oh Lauren you are amazing:)

  2. This is my kind of card, Lauren! I love to cut and this one has it all! Beautiful! Happy New Year!

  3. All that fussy cutting turned out fabulous! Your friend will love it!

  4. I already wrote it on Laurens' blog; I love it!!
    But I just wanted to add one thing;) this card is art; it's a collectors!