The papers I have used are from the Maja Design range, they are so beautiful, I always hate to cut into them. For this card I used one whole 12" x 12" double sided sheet to cover the outside, the inside and make two of the flowers.
The beautiful image is a stamp from the Stampsmith and she is called Ophelia. I have been in love with this stamp since my lovely friend Rita made me a beautiful hanging for my birthday last year and which hangs in pride of place in my craft room. Ophelia is stamped in Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can Archival ink. The flowers were cut using a Spellbinder die, Rose Creations. I shaped and layered the flowers and added a pearl to the centres. The leaves are cut from the same papers and covered with Shabby Shutters DI.
And this is how the inside of the card looks.
The inside of the card is constructed using four strips of card, folded in an accordian shape and glued together. This creates dimension inside the card. The dimensions of the surprise storage space is 4.1/2" x 3.1/2" by approx 1/2" deep. It will hold a small piece of jewellery or a gift tag. I have left mine empty as it does not yet have a home to go to as yet!
This is a closer view of the inside, where you can see the accordian folds a little better. I added a small flower with a pearl brad centre.
A piece of vintage pink ribbon holds the card together and will keep anything inside safe for mailing. It was great fun to make, I will make more once I track down that video!
I would like to enter my card into two challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - the challenge is 'Bloomin Marvelous', where the flowers must be handmade. All four flowers are handmade.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - the challenge No. 66 is 'build it up'. My card itself is built up to create the storage in the centre and the flowers are layered up.
Thanks for looking, I will be posting again in a few days with my Nicecrane DT piece. Hugs, Anne xx