For my first card, I used a Poppystamp 'Side Lattice Cutout' die on the base card. I was lucky enough to win the die recently on the Poppystamps blog. The cutout is backed with a strip of acetate. I embellished the panel with punched flowers and leaves. The pearls look a bit pink in the photograph, but are lilac IRL. I added a tiny punched butterfly, which is attached with foam pads, to give added interest.
This photograph shows the card open.
I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
My second card uses a Cottage Cutz 'Flamingo' die, which I was fortunate to borrow this week. I think I may cut out a few more flamingos before returning the die! I wanted to cut a strip for the pink diagonal with a pierced edge to matched the die cut rectangle, so I used the long edge of the largest Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Rectangle' twice to cut a matching strip. I decided not to use a sentiment so the card can be used for any occasion.
Incidentally, I was told recently, when I was working as a supply teacher, that primary schools are now being told not to use the word 'rectangle'. Rectangles now have to be called oblongs. Some things go full circle, they were always oblongs when I was at school!