I hear a collective sharp intake of breath! Surely your eyes are deceiving you? Is that a STAMPED image on one of HEATHER's cards?!!! No you don't need to go to Specsavers, for 'tis true! That IS a stamped image, but I didn't stamp it (although I did colour it!) It was one image from a pack of  LOTV images given free with a mag, and the little cutie looks just like one of the GirliezNext Door, Amy, who was 8 yesterday. I coloured it with Papermania permanent markers (not too badly!) cut around it leaving a narrow white border, then mounted it with foam pads to an embossed circle, which in turn was adhered to a scalloped circle. The card base is what I call a twisted side step easel. These cards are easy to make:
*Fold a piece of A4 cardstock in half (to A5) then cut down to 8"x4"
*With the fold at the top, make a mark at 4" top & bottom
*Open the card out, keeping the fold at the top, then using a craft knife cut down between the marks,   creating two 4x4 panels
*Cut the right hand panel down to 4"x3" , then score across at 1 1/2" creating a 1 1/2"x 4" tent fold easel
*On the left hand panel ,score diagonally from the top left to bottom (centre) right, crease along score line
*Cut a piece of cardstock 4"x4"
*Apply adhesive to the triangular left-hand section and adhere square piece of cardstock
Back to my card, I used Dovecraft Forever Friends papers to cover the base and both the twisted & side- step panels. I created a stop for the two panels with a piece of punched cardstock, decorated with a contrasting strip of paper and ribbon. It was adhered to the base of the card with foam tape. 'AMY' was cut from glitter cardstock, shadowed (by hand) with pink cardstock then adhered to the border with foam pads. The scalloped circle with the LOTV image on it was adhered to the square panel with foam pads, and a scalloped oval holding the 'happy birthday' sentiment was adhered to the side step. A ribbon bow, some punched flowers and a little glitter completes the card.
Carts used:
Scalloped circle- Winter Woodland
Scalloped oval/Happy Birthday- A Child's Year
Circle & Oval- George
AMY-Lyrical Letters (Jumbo font)
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

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