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Friday, February 15, 2013


My son's colleague regularly gives me orders for special occasion cards that are not readily available in stores.  Here is one of those orders, on which I merged two Digistamps 4 Joy images, Floral Cross and Freesian Booklet and created a frame around them.

She left the design up to me, but specified the colour blue and the words she wanted added. So I used a white CS base card, and blue DP of which I inked the edges for a little more definition.

The card opens up to reveal the two Bible texts that she had chosen:

and the third fold lifts up to reveal the message:

As the base card was 240gsm thick and there were three layers plus the DP, I needed to find a way to keep the card closed.  A little band of white CS and an off cut of the DP embellished with three pearl top brads from BLUEBERRY BEAR hold it closed nicely now.

I hope the likes the card!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. Jen,
    I love the card, it is quite a work of art. The little belly band is terrific.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours; we love that you have taken time to share your wonderful work with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!
    Maybe it's over in SA just now.

  2. This is absolutely LOVELY, Lisa. Great folds, colors, and overall just a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have a great week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Hi Jen! I'm so sorry I left you another message and called you Lisa. You have the same blog background as Lisa D who plays along in our challenges. SO sorry! When I figured out what I had done, I just had to come back and apologize because your card really is awesome, and I want to give credit where credit is due. Great job! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. hello Jen . I am sure the card will be appreciated .Wonderful design and colour. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  5. what a beautiful card and i am so happy you shared it with us this week at the 3, 2, 1 wd challenge this week.
    so sorry for his loss.

  6. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Designs.

  7. Such a beautiful design and colour scheme, gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky!

  8. What a lovely card, I just love the layout and the different verses on each leaf -thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges - hope we see you again soon hugs Judith x

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you fro joining us at Whimsical Designs.

  10. Lovely card and great sentiment. Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments

    Mel xx

  11. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx


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