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:
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.
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.
And here it is, fully opened:
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.
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.
So, which version to you like better? I’d love to know what you think.