Hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer...in spite of the rain.
Flags and banners are very popular elements in cards these days and this card that I have for you attempts to include them. It is inspired by a card I saw on Barb stamps blog... with a few tweaks. The most challenging part is the hole in the card front. Can you tell that the zig zag DSP is actually on the inside of the card, not on the cover? I used an Apothecary Accents Framelit but I cut a hole
that did not go all the way up to the top of the card front. I wanted some stability across the top so the hole couldn't go to the top. How do I do that? It's tricky, but actually fairly simple. When I ran the card through the Big Shot to cut the hole, I made sure that the base plate was not under all of the card front but instead was slid downwards a bit. By sliding the plate downward, the framelit did not cut where there was no plate and left me the header card stock I wanted. Nifty, huh? Feel free to contact me if this is not a clear enough explanation.
The valence at the top (made from another Apothecary Accent Framelit) covers up the butt end of the hole. I was happy with the end product.
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