Shell-ebrate at Eyelet Outlet

I’m using one of Eyelet Outlet’s new products, this adorable turtle, to make two versions of the same card.

Here’s the first version:

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This version is an angled gate-fold card with a belly band.  The base is cut from Sahara Sand card stock which has been layered with digital patterned paper from The Fishing Hole collection by Kristin Aagard.  I embossed the striped paper with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder…it works nicely with the turtle.

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The belly band is cut from Soft Suede card stock and run through a crimper.  The center medallion is layered with a blue circle where I typed the greeting using the text to path option in my Silhouette.  Next, a circle of green, a scalloped circle of Soft Suede and the smallest circle of Sahara Sand where my little turtle sits.  Isn’t that turtle cute?  Here’s a picture of the card without the belly band.

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And here it is, fully opened:

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The second version eliminates the belly band.  I used all the same papers, but this time I created a split front and popped the patterned paper on craft foam. 

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A thin scalloped border was added as the opening just needed a little something extra.  This card doesn’t open…you flip it over to write a personal message.  And it was an opportunity to use another turtle.

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So, which version to you like better?  I’d love to know what you think.

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    I think the first card highlights the turtle better but I like the scalloped opening for the sentiment in the second one too. So I like them both and am no help in picking a favorite, lol.

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