Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Accordian Fold Flower

I've long admired the accordian fold flowers that many of the bloggers use for their card embellishments. In fact, it's one of the reasons I purchased the Scor-Pal; it's so much easier to score and fold when using this tool. A good friend of mine is celebrating a birthday in August and I thought she would enjoy receiving this card; it was made with her in mind because she has such a happy attitude towards life.
Why is it when looking at a card, after photographing it, all the little imperfections show up? The ribbon knot looked good when it was tied; now it looks frayed...darn! Oh well, my friend probably won't notice it...let's hope she doesn't...haha!
Recently purchased a birthday candle border punch and it's great for embellishing cards with a birthday theme. The dp was purchased at Michael's some time ago and the last time I was checking out their paper section, there wasn't anymore of this very bright and cheerful dp. A Cuttlebug die was used for the Make A Wish sentiment as well as SU's birthday circle sentiment used for the flower center. SU's photo corner punch was also used to balance the card's appearance, or so I think it does :-D


TinaStina said...

Hi Gigi!

Thank you for the wonderful comment in my blog! You're so nice.

What a lovely flower you've made! I've never seen that kind of folding before. Is it possible to do it without any tool? I think your friend will be so happy for it. And... she won't notice what you see in the ribbon. I think it looks perfect! But I do that too all the time, I mean find things I could have done better. And it always happens after I've shown it in the blog :)

Have a nice day Gigi!

Monica said...

Hello Gigi!

What a nice card. I love the candle border punch, never seen it before. And the flower turned out great! Kram kram!