Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Polka Doodles meets Dutch Dare

The fab sketch from this week's Polka Doodles Challenge is just perfect for making a 'Criss-cross' fold card. I decided to keep the front really simple, covering the two triangular flaps with the same 'Le fleur' paper (by K&Co), and layering up three fabric flowers held in place with a Papermania pearl brad - the largest one is from the candy I won from lovely Polka Doodles DT member Kath, and the smaller ones are both Flora Doodles. I made a simple band from a strip of the same paper to make a band to hold the card closed.

This week's Dutch Dare Challenge is to decorate the inside of our cards...not something I usually do, but this style of card needs at least some decoration on the inside, as you see the centre panel from the front when the card is closed. I added a couple more Flora Doodles on the reverse of the large flower on the front (they are all mounted onto circles of card (cut with Nesties), then stuck together over the edge of the flap of card), and used more of the same paper from the front of the card on the inside of the triangular flaps. I used two other K&Co papers ('Blue Awning' & 'Blue Diamond') on the centre panel (the torn edge was made using a Fiskars tearing ruler), and added a plain circle of card in the centre to write my greeting. The lettering was cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet.

This card is going to my partner in this month's Friendship Card Swap on the Docrafts forum.


Karin said...

Fabulous card Helen.
Love the shape of the card, the beautifull colours and flowers.
The inside looks perfect.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo Karin

Lilacanglia said...

Absolutely beautiful,
your partner will love it,

Kathleen said...

I love the card. Fantastic. Kathleen x

amanda stokes said...

Ooooh helen this is gorgeous!love that huge flower!and the wayyou've decorated the inside
hugs amanda xx

Littlebearcrafts said...

Fab card Helen. I love how you've decorated the inside and the band to hold it together is a great idea. Love those giant flowers.
Clare x

Kazzy73 said...

Pretty!!!such a pretty card and love the huge flower and the beutiful colours.
Karen x x x

~Emma~ said...

Helen its really unusual...I love it! Hugs Em.x

Saskia said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us on Polka Doodles!! So beautiful and elegant!!!! Great!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Tara said...

Wow! This is stunning and I love the colours you've chosen!
Sorry I told you about the new BG papers but you know you want them, hee hee! xx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful huge flower! And you've decorated the inside - something I must do with mine! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Debbie said...

Oh waht a fabulous card Helen, I love the shap and that gorgeous big bloom. Debbie x

Lou Sims said...

WOW your card is stunning & loving that huge flower. Many thanks for joining in with us on the Polka Doodles challenge.


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen,l love the colour and flower.

Hugs Riet.x

Kath Stewart said...

this is gorgeous helen...love the paper and your beautiful bloom ..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Polka Doodles...Hugs Kath xxxxxx